Local man charged with sexually abusing 10-year-old boy

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CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local man faces a litany of charges following an investigation into sexual abuse involving a 10-year-old boy in the City of Tonawanda.

City of Tonawanda Police announced they arrested 63-year-old Philip Kohler after they say they uncovered sexual abuse against the boy over the past six months. Officers say they received the first tip on April 17, prompting their investigation.

Now Kohler faces charges of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree criminal contempt.

Officers say Kohler previously had been ordered by a North Tonawanda court from having contact with juveniles.

Kohler will appear in court at a later date to answer charges.

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