Ticonderoga A male under the age of 16 was arrested for forcible rape of a minor on March 27.
According to Investigator Dan LaFrance with the Ticonderoga Police Department, the suspect was been arrested for first-degree rape, sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion.
The suspect has been arraigned in criminal court and the case will be moved to family court.
“Because he was over the age of 16 at the time of his arrest he was charged in criminal court and because he was 15 or younger at the time of the crime the case will be moved into family court,” said LaFrance.
The ages of the alleged rapist and victim cannot be revealed due to the suspect’s eligibility for youthful offender and to protect the identity of the victim LaFrance said.
“Because the age of both parties and the sensitivity of this case the police can disclose very little information,” said LaFrance.
The alleged rape took place in the Spring of 2012 and was reported this past January LaFrance said.
“It is not uncommon for us to arrest offenders at this age of felony crimes, but in the 10 years I have worked here I have never seen a felony crime of this nature against someone this young.”
Carl Rubino, Juvenile Delinquent Prosecutor, and District Attorney Kristy Sprague said they cannot talk about the case or confirm involvement.