Felony counts for man in 6-year-old rape case

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

A man faces felony charges of rape and crim­i­nal sex­ual act in­volv­ing an un­der­age girl, state po­lice said.

A Plattekill man is fac­ing felony charges of rape and crim­i­nal sex­ual act in­volv­ing an un­der­age girl, ac­cord­ing to state po­lice.

Fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an al­leged sex­ual relationship six years ago with girl, who was un­der 15 at the time, Ed­ward M. Thomas, who is now 25, was ar­rested in Plattekill at 12:39 p.m. Tues­day by state po­lice at High­land and was charged with rape of a vic­tim un­der 15, crim­i­nal sex­ual act and pro­mot­ing a sex­ual per­for­mance by a child un­der 17, all felonies, and with en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child, a mis­de­meanor.

Thomas was ar­raigned in Plattekill Town Court and is be­ing held at the Ul­ster County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail pend­ing a court ap­pear­ance.

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