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Man Charged After Dover Sex Abuse Investigation

Bruce A. Pierce Jr.
Bruce A. Pierce Jr. Photo Credit: New York State Police

DOVER, N. Y. -- A 26-year-old Connecticut man is facing several sex abuse-related charges after New York State Police investigated a report of sexual contact with a 14-year-old in Dover, police said.

Bruce A. Pierce, Jr. of New Britain, Conn., is charged with felony second-degree criminal sexual act, along with misdemeanor forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree sexual abuse, police said.

He's being held in the Dutchess County Jail on $150,000 bond after an arrainment in Dover court, police said. He was arrested March 1 following the state police investigation, police said.

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