ONEIDA, NY — Major Philip T. Rougeux of the New York State Police and Chief Deputy Michael Purdy of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, announce the arrest of 57-year-old, Michael F. Daskiewich of Port Leyden, NY, for (1) count of Criminal Sexual Act 3rd degree, a class “E” felony and (2) counts of Unlawful Dealing with a Child 1st degree, both class “A” misdemeanors.
Daskiewich is accused providing alcohol to two minors and then engaging in sexual contact with a minor under the age of 17 years old, troopers said.
The defendant was taken into custody after agreeing to meet up with a minor to possibly engage in further sexual contact following the initial reported incident, troopers said. This incident is alleged to have occurred between October 20 to October 21, 2018 in the Town of Leyden, troopers said.
Daskiewich was arraigned in the town of Denmark Court where bailed was set at $5,000 cash / $10,000 bond. An order of protection was requested by the victim and the District Attorney’s Office, but the Court declined to issue one. The defendant was committed to the Lewis County Jail. The victim was offered services through the Oneida County CAC.
The investigation was conducted by State Police Investigator Donald Moore, who is currently assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that fights child abuse by providing a wide range of services for child victims, while also aggressively pursuing the offenders of these crimes.