Colorado Man Accused of Sexual Contact with Long Island Teen: Police

A Colorado man traveled to Long Island and made inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl, police said Saturday.

Luke A. Tilsley of Denver was arrested Friday by Nassau County Police at the Long Island Rail Road station in Merrick.

Police say Tilsley began communicating online with the teenager in October. He traveled twice to Merrick in April and allegedly touched the girl in an inappropriate manner.

When the teenager was seen with the 36-year-old Tilsley again on Friday, he was arrested.

He was charged with two counts of forcible touching, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

The name of an attorney to speak on Tilsley's behalf was not immediately available.

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