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Felony charges increased on registered sex offender

John Christensen
The Chronicle Express

Timothy Brewer now charged with class A felony sexual assault of a child under age 11

A level two sex offender originally charged by Penn Yan Police Dept. Investigators with sexual abuse of a child under age 11 is now charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault as a class A-II felony.

Timothy J. Brewer, 65, of Benham St., Penn Yan, was arrested May 29 by Penn Yan Police following an investigation that he allegedly sexually abused a child under the age of 11. He was charged with 1st degree sex abuse, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was taken to the Yates County Jail to await arraignment where he was remanded back to jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, $30,000 fully secured bond, or $45,000 partially secured bond. 

After an aggressive joint investigation by PYPD with the Yates County District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes, and Safe Harbors, Brewer is alleged to have groomed that child from Dec. 2019 to May 2020, luring the child to perform various sexual acts and behaviors, building in severity with each encounter.

Brewer appeared Saturday morning, June 6 in Yates County’s Centralized Arraignment Court before Milo/Penn Yan Justice Mike Christensen, who remanded him without bail back to the county jail.