Crime & Courts

Waxhaw man accused of sexually abusing four boys

A Waxhaw man has been accused of sexually abusing two more boys in upstate New York.

William Bates-Congdon, 49, was initially charged this week with 13 felony counts involving one victim as young as 7 and another who was 12.

The incidents happened in Scriba, about 40 miles north of Syracuse, from 2001 to 2005, according to the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

Bates-Congdon was arraigned in Town of Scriba Court and taken to the Oswego County jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

On Thursday, police charged Bates-Congdon with abusing two other children in Scriba, both younger than 11, from 1997 to 2000, the (Syracuse) Post-Standard reported.

His cash bail was upped to $100,000 and his bond to $200,000.

Felony charges in the cases include first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual conduct against a child and first-degree sexual abuse on allegations of engaging in sexual contact with a victim younger than 11.

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