MORRIS, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – William Gates, 62, was arrested on October 14th following an investigation into reports of on-going sexual abuse at a residence in Morris, New York.

Police determined that Gates had inappropriate contact with two minors, who were residing at the residence, for several years.

A further investigation revealed Gates also subjected an adult victim to multiple instances of sexual abuse by forcible compulsion.

A search warrant was executed at Gates’ residence where he was taken into custody by investigators.

He has been charged with the following crimes:

  • Criminal sex act (1st degree)
  • Sex abuse (1st degree)
  • Aggravated sex abuse (3rd degree)
  • 3 counts of forcible touching
  • 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child

Gates was arraigned and remanded to the Otsego County Jail where he is being held on $5,000 cash bail or $25,000 surety bond.