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Warners man charged with predatory sexual assault

Onondaga County detectives have arrested a Warners man with having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl.

This afternoon, Connor W. Izard, 26, of 111 Victory Lane in Warners, was charged with predatory sexual assault of a child, second degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and failure to register Internet identity. Izard, a convicted level one sex offender, is accused of using an Internet chat room to befriend a 12-year-old girl and lure her into engaging in sexual activity.

Last month the Sheriff's Abused Person's Unit began working closely with Onondaga County's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force when the victim reported the sexual contact to her mother. The victim told detectives that she first met Izard in an on-line chat room found at Meebo.com. The victim further stated that she had several online conversations with Izard and that he wanted to meet her even though she was 12-years-old. The victim disclosed that Izard drove to the victim's neighborhood and that she entered Izard's green Buick Century. Izard drove the victim to an isolated location and subjected the 12-year-old girl to sexual activity before returning her home.

This morning, Sheriff's detectives executed a search warrant on Izard's vehicle and took him into custody without incident. Izard, who is currently on probation for having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl in 2005, was arraigned in the town of Otisco Court this afternoon and held without bail at the Onondaga County Justice Center.

Detectives will continue working closely with the ICAC task force, the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney Office to determine if Izard could face additional charges. Detectives are also interested in hearing from anyone who may have had contact with Izard and ask that they contact the Sheriff's Abused Person's Unit by calling 435-3092.

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