Police: Mayfield man charged with rape, sexual abuse of child

SCHENECTADY – A Mayfield man has been arrested and charged with rape and sexual abuse of a child over the summer in Schenectady, authorities said.

Joshua Hodgson, 40, of Bunker Hill Road, Mayfield, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts each of second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act, felonies.

He is accused of engaging in sexual contact with the child on three separate occasions from June to August in Schenectady, according to allegations filed in court.

Hodgson also faces one count of second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, misdemeanors.

Hodgson was arraigned and ordered held without bail. He remained in custody Tuesday.

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