Massena man accused of first-degree sexual abuse, resisting arrest
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:39 pm

MASSENA -- Village police on Tuesday charged a Massena man with sexually abusing a woman and additionally for attempting to flee while being arrested.

David C. Bercume, 35, of 633 State Route 37C #5 is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, felony, and resisting arrest, misdemeanor, police said.

Bercume is accused of submitting a woman in her mid-40s to sexual abuse by forcible compulsion on March 9 around 1 a.m., according to village police. The alleged incident was reported several days later, police said.

Police on Tuesday around 2:13 p.m. found him on North Main Street. He pulled away and tried to flee when investigators attempted to put him in custody, police said.

Bercume is being held pending arraignment. Police said although the judge will make the final decision, he is likely to be sent to the county jail without bail due to three prior felony convictions.