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Silver Creek man charged with sexual abuse

UPDATE: Charges against Philip N. Tirone have been dismissed "in the interest of justice," Chautauqua County district attorney says.
 
FORESTVILLE – A Silver Creek man was charged with sexual abuse and harassment after he allegedly had sexual contact while giving a victim a ride home.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department said Philip N. Tirone, 35, of Oak Street, allegedly used physical force and subjected the victim to sexual contact without the victim's consent in Forestville while giving the victim a ride home the evening of March 1.

He was arrested on a warrant issued after deputies investigated the incident. Tirone was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree harassment and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.