Croghan man charged with forcible rape of child

By WKTV News

CROGHAN, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Lewis County man is now facing charges after authorities say he forcibly raped a child under the age of 16 and exposed another child to sexual contact.

According to New York State Police, Kurt Hazzard, 40, of the Town of Croghan, has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape, one count of first-degree criminal sexual act, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that the defendant forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sexual conduct with a child less than 16 year old and also exposed a different 12 year old child to sexual contact.

Hazzard was arraigned in the Village of Lowville Court and was remanded to the Lewis County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

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