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Moriah man charged with raping young child

An Essex County man is in county jail following allegations that he raped a young child.

State police arrested 18-year-old Jorge L. Martinez of Moriah at about 12:05 p.m. Sunday. He was subsequently charged with first-degree felony rape and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.

The crime was reported to police late last week. The age and sex of the young victim have not been released.

Martinez was arraigned in Moriah Town Court before Justice Brian Venne. He was remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. He's scheduled to reappear in town court later this week.

No additional information was immediately available Tuesday morning.

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