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Amsterdam man, woman accused of having sex with underage girl

Friday, January 20, 2012
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Joshua Mendez, left, and  Jennifer Potter are accused of having sex with an underage girl.
Joshua Mendez, left, and Jennifer Potter are accused of having sex with an underage girl.

— City police accused a pair of Bayard Street residents of having a tryst with an underage girl attending a party at their apartment.

Joshua Mendez, 25, was charged with felony third-degree rape and misdemeanor first-degree unlawful dealing with a child, while Jennifer Potter, 23, was charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual act and misdemeanor first-degree unlawful dealing with a child.

Investigators said a girl reported that she was subjected to non-consensual sexual contact while attending a party at 52 Bayard St. in October. Police said they interviewed a number of witnesses who attended the party and determined Mendez and Potter had committed the sexual offense.

Both Mendez and Potter were ordered held without bail. They are scheduled to appear in City Court next week.

 
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