A Cortland County man is charged with felony rape in connection with an alleged incident in the Town of Solon on July 1.   

Sheriff’s officials say 60-year-old Charles Warren is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with someone he knows. 

According to arrest information provided by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, Warren was taken into custody on Wednesday evening, October 5. 

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Officers from the Sheriff’s Department on July 2nd had received a report of a sex crime that had allegedly occurred on July 1st at an address in the Town of Solon. 

Authorities say the investigation revealed the defendant, Charles Warren, had the inappropriate contact with the victim and that he and the victim were acquainted.  The authorities do not elaborate on the nature of the relationship between the suspect and the alleged victim. 

Warren was arrested at around 4:30 p.m. on October 5 in the Town of solon. 

He was charged with the Class D felony of Rape in the second degree. 

Warren was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to be back in Town of Solon Court later this month on October 26. 

While the news release indicates the alleged incident happened at an address in the Town of Solon it does not provide information as to whether the contact was made in Warren’s home. 

New York State Penal Code indicates a conviction on a count of second-degree rape carries a possible sentence of up to seven years in prison.  Since the count is a violent felony offense, the minimum sentence is put at two years and a conviction carries the requirement of registration as a sex offender.  

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