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Two teens arrested for sexually abusing minor in Springville

Marcus James (Courtesy of Erie County Sheriff's Office)

Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a minor in July, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Friday.

The victim's parents reported to a deputy that the teens "forcibly took their child’s bicycle and cellphone, then sexually abused the victim in a wooded area of Springville," sheriff's officials said in a statement. The case was turned over to detectives. On Tuesday, detectives arrested Marcus James, 19, of Collins and a 16-year-old boy from Springville.

Sheriff's officials did not release details about the victim.

James was charged with felony counts of attempted aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse-contact by forcible compulsion, and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.

The 16-year-old was charged with felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse and aggravated sexual abuse.

Both teens were released from the Erie County Holding Center after posting bail.

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