A Dutchess County man was arrested and charged with five felonies following an investigation.

On January 15, State Police and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center arrested Peter G. Wassell, 49, of Dover. Wassell was charged with five counts of Criminal Sex Act second-degree, all class D felonies.

An investigation found Wassell engaged in five separate instances of a sexual act with a victim under the age of 15-years old.

Wassell was arraigned in the Town of Dover Court and released on $100,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to return to court next month.