According to Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Village of Whitesboro man has been arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Sheriff’s Investigator Nicholas Dean, who is assigned to the Child Advocacy Center, was assigned to the case on May 19, 2024.

The investigation revealed that on May 19, 2024, Daniel Myers, age 28, allegedly approached and stopped a 10 year old female child who was riding her bicycle. Myers then allegedly touched and rubbed the mid-thigh region of the girl’s leg with his hand, causing the child to fear that she was going to be assaulted.

On June 20, 2024, Investigator Dean along with Investigator Tyler Barnes, who is also assigned to the Child Advocacy Center, located and arrested Myers in the Town of New Hartford. Myers was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Myers was transported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed, then transferred to the Oneida County Jail to await arraignment. Myers was later released on his own recognizance.

An Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the victim and services have been offered to the child by the Child Advocacy Center.