NORTH DANSVILLE — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty Wednesday reported the arrest of 66-year-old William T. Hamilton, of Atlanta, N.Y., after an investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

The investigation revealed that Hamilton was providing horse riding lessons to a 16-year-old female over several months beginning in April of 2017. It is alleged that during that time, Hamilton had sexual contact with the youth. On Dec. 11, sheriff's deputies charged Hamilton with third-degree criminal sexual acts.

Hamilton was arraigned and sent to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Handling the investigation for the Sheriff's Office was Investigator Josh Monster and Deputy Morganne Harrington.