A Pawling man has been arrested for sexual abuse following an investigation.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Alex Ramos-Hernandez, 27 of Pawling, in connection with a recent investigation by Sheriff’s Office Detectives along with the Child Advocacy Center.

Ramos-Hernandez was arrested on September 27 and is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with the victim. The victim is known to Ramos-Hernandez, and at this time there doesn’t appear to be a threat to public safety.

No further information about the victim or circumstances will be released at this time. Ramos-Hernandez has been charged with one count of sexual abuse in the first-degree, which is a felony.

After being processed he was arraigned before the Town of Pawling Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

If anyone has any information related to this case or similar incidents involving Mr. Ramos-Hernandez they are urged to contact Deputy David Meyer at (845) 486-3778

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