Greenport man arrested, accused of sex with a minor


HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Greenport man was arrested Thursday after officials say a week-long investigation revealed he had sexual contact with a minor.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Matthew Halstead of Greenport for two felony counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the third degree.

Officials say Halstead had oral and anal sex with a minor.

The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation began on October 7th when the victim reported the alleged criminal acts to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Halstead was arraigned in Hudson City Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. He is scheduled to be back in court next week.

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