ROCHESTER – A man from Chenango County has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in the Town of Rochester.
The Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center reported Thursday that Mark A. Smith, 45, of Smithville Flats, was arrested on Friday last week and charged with two counts of third-degree rape and one count of third-degree engaging in a criminal sexual act, both felonies.
Smith was arrested two days after investigators for the center began looking into several allegations of rape, which were reported to have happened beginning in the fall of 2018.
The investigation found that Smith engaged in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with the girl on multiple occasions, according to a news release from the center.
Smith was arraigned before Rochester Town Justice Albert Babcock and sent to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. Babcock also issued an order of protection to the victim.
Smith is due back in court on Feb. 22.