A 26-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old child from Dutchess County.

On Tuesday, New York State Police arrested 26-year-old Bruce A. Pierce, Jr. of New Britain, CT. He was charged with 2nd-degree criminal sexual act, a class D felony, as well as, forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child, and 3rd-degree sexual abuse, all misdemeanors.

Police say the arrest stems from an investigation into sexual contact that Pierce allegedly had with a 14-year-old from the Town of Dover.

Pierce was arraigned in the Town of Dover Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash or $150,000 bond.