City man faces sex-abuse charge

GLOVERSVILLE – City police said a Second Avenue resident was arrested after several inappropriate sexual liaisons with boys.

Scott VanEtten, 33, of 64 Second Ave., was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual act and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, along with five additional counts of second-degree criminal sexual act.

Police said during an investigation, they learned VanEtten had inappropriate sexual contact with a three boys, ages 7, 9 and 14, at various locations in the city at least five times.

VanEtten was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.