Nelson Fernandez (Photo: New York State Police)

Nelson Fernandez was arraigned in Peekskill City Court last Thursday on forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child charges, both of which are Class A misdemeanors, according to state police.

Troopers responded to a complaint of an unknown male fondling himself, then grabbing a child under the age of 17 on Wednesday, Oct. 18 on Sixth Street in the Verplanck section of Cortlandt. The 33-year-old Fernandez, a Buchanan resident, was located and arrested the following day, before appearing before the City of Peekskill Justice Court where he was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $10,000 bond.