Cops: Man sexually abused child younger than 11

State Police have arrested a 52-year-old Columbia County man for allegedly sexually abusing a child under the age of 11.

Robert A. Schaefer, of Ghent, was charged on Monday with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

The arrest followed an investigation by State Police and the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center.

Schaefer was arraigned in Kinderhook Village Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. 

This investigation remains ongoing.