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Cattaraugus County man arrested on sex-crime charges

LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Leon man accused of making inappropriate sexual contact with two juveniles over the course of several months.

The sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested Laurence E. Ellis, 42, on Thursday, charging him with five counts, including third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony. Ellis also faces two counts each of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, according to police reports.