Rome Man Arrested For Abusing Several Children


Utioca, N.Y. - A Rome man has been arrested after sexually abusing several children.

37 year old Anthony Melise has been arrested for having sexual contact with a 10 year old female child. The investigation had been on-going and three other children, ranging from 6 to 15 years old, have also been victimized by Melise.

He faces a liteny of charges and is in jail.

The charges he faces are below:

-Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child (1 count), a Class A-II Felony

-Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree (1 count), a Class B Felony

-Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree (1 count), a class C Felony

-Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (3 counts), Class D Felonies

-Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree (2 counts), Class B Misdemeanors

-Endangering the Welfare of a Child (1 count), Class A Misdemeanor