A former Genesee County sheriff's deputy and current town court judge has been arrested on child abuse charges.
John Duyssen, 50, of Stafford, is accused of hitting a 9-year-old child, causing injuries.
State Police say they were notified of a possible child abuse case from Child Protective Services last week.
Duyssen was arrested and arraigned in Bergen Town Court on charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.
He’s been released and was issued an order of protection.
He’s scheduled back in court later this month.