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Delay leads to dismissal of Niskayuna rape charge

Judge: Questioning of suspect put off too long

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A rape charge was dismissed last week by a judge who found that Niskayuna police took too long to question the identified suspect, a registered sex offender. In dismissing the case, Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago cited a delay of nearly 22 months between the identification of the suspect through a DNA match and the investigators questioning and arresting him. She ruled that the delay was too long and could have impacted the man’s ...

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