Edmeston man accused of raping a minor

46-year-old William Bateman of Edmeston (Photo courtesy of New York State Police Troop C)

An Edmeston man is facing more than a dozen charges after he allegedly raped a minor, according to New York State Police.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018 4:42 PM

An Edmeston man is facing more than a dozen charges after he allegedly raped a minor, according to New York State Police.

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William Bateman, 46, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with seven counts of felony second-degree rape, six counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual act, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers were notified of an incident that allegedly occurred in Otsego County, and they say an investigation found that Bateman had sexual contact with a child less than 15 years old.

Bateman was arraigned in the Town of Otsego Court and released on his own recognizance. He’s scheduled to return to court on Jan. 17.

Police say an order of protection was issued against him on behalf of the victim.

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