Saranac Lake man charged with sexual abuse

SARANAC LAKE – A local man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing a child.

Steven A. Beaney, 33, of Saranac Lake, was charged with a pair of misdemeanors: second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said in a news release that Beaney was arrested after they investigated a complaint that he had touched the intimate area of another person. The alleged victim was under age 17 at the time of the incident, police said.

No additional information about the case was provided.

Beaney was arrested at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday, arraigned in village court and released to appear at a later date. Police said an order of protection was issued for the alleged victim.