AVOCA, N.Y. (WENY) - A grand jury has indicted a Steuben County man on a sex abuse charges stemming from January and April of 2021.

Khurk Simms, 20 of Avoca was arrested and arraigned on a sealed grand jury indictment.

He was charged with Rape in the Second Degree, a Class D violent felony (three counts), Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class D felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

His mother April Simms, also of Avoca, is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E felony.

Both pleaded not guilty.