Speculator man charged with rape

JOHNSTOWN- A Speculator man was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sex with an underage female at Knox Field at 2 a.m. Dec. 15, city police said.

Edward C. Desrochers, 26, of Speculator was arrested by city police and charged with second-degree rape, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Police said he had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

After a two-week investigation, the city police found the defendant with help from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and Hamilton County Probation Department, a news release said.

Desrochers was arrested at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at 31-41 E. Main St.

Desrochers was sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility and bail was set at $25,000 cash bail and $50,000 bond.

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