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Rape charge for Mooers man

— A man from Mooers has been charged with raping a woman in the mental health unit at CVPH Medical Center.

Plattsburgh City Police charged Michael B. Garrand, 54, of Mooers with second degree rape. He is alleged to have engaged with sex with an individual incapable of consent due to being mentally disabled.

According to police, on May 18, the parents of a 34-year-old woman alleged their daughter had been raped on April 24, 2011, while a patient at CVPH's mental health unit.

An investigation led to the arrest of Garrand, who was not an employee of the hospital.

Garrand was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Jan. 25.

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