AMITY, NY – State Police arrested a Cuba man Tuesday and charged him with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
Thomas M. Wight, 26, was arrested by the State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation after an investigation of possible sexual abuse. Police said the investigation found that Wight forcibly touched a 16-year-old child.
Wight was arraigned in the Town of Friendship and remanded to Allegany County Jail on $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond, police said.
According to police, Wight is a teacher at at Arkport Central School and previously had taught at Cuba-Rushford and Fillmore Central schools. The incident that led to the arrest did not occur on school property, police said.
The investigation is ongoing. Individuals with information that may be useful in the investigation are advised to call the State Police at 585-344-6200.