Johnstown police arrest man on rape charge

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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— A Speculator man was charged with felony rape for allegedly having sex with a minor, according to city of Johnstown police.

Edward C. Desrochers, 26, of P.O. Box 29, Speculator, was arrested Thursday on one count of second-degree rape. He also was charged with endangering the welfare of the child.

Police said Desrochers had sex with a 14-year-old girl at Knox Field on Dec. 15. After a two-week investigation, Johnstown police located Desrochers with the help of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Hamilton County Probation Department.

Desrochers was arraigned in Johnstown City Court and released on an appearance ticket.

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