Former Rome resident living in Dolgeville accused of rape

By WKTV News

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A former Rome resident, now living in Dolgeville has been charged with second-degree rape, according to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

Officials with the center say that Stephen A. LaClaire, 20, is alleged to have subjected a child less than 15 years of age to sexual contact during the fall of 2011 at a location in the City of Rome.

LaClaire was transported to Rome City Court where he was arraigned and subsequently transported to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. A preliminary examination date had been scheduled for March 28, but LaClaire waived the examination and remains in jail.

The victim is being offered counseling services through the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

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