Anthony Attrino, 25, of Utica, was charged with felony predatory sexual assault against a child, said Inv. David Bruce of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.
Attrino has been a level-three sex offender since 2005 when he was convicted of abusing a different 6-year-old in Chenango County, police said.
He was arraigned in Utica City Court and sent to the Oneida County jail, police said.
The investigation may yield additional charges, and the case will be forwarded to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, police said.