Columbia County man charged with sexually abusing a child


HUDSON – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit has arrested an East Chatham man on a charge of sexual abuse as a felony.
Authorities said Donald Heald, 33, is accused of having sexual contact with a person under the age of 13.
Heald was taken into custody at his home without incident on Friday, September 25 and is in the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $25,000 bond.
The investigation is continuing and police believe there are other potential victims of Heald. Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Investigator Mark Dunspaugh at 518-828-4316 with any information.

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