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CORFU – A 62-year-old Corfu man was arrested Wednesday by State Police for allegedly molesting the young son of a Steuben County couple at least ten times recently during frequent visits with that family.

Jackie L. Taft was remanded to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after his arraignment on a course of conduct against a child charges in Campbell Town Court. He was charged after complaints by the Steuben County Child Protective Service.

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation detectives who arrested Taft said he was indicted by a Wyoming County grand jury in 1979 and 1984 for alleged sex crimes against children less than 11 years old. No court records on the disposition of those cases were immediately available.

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