Holland Patent man accused of sex with 14 year old girl

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Holland Patent man is accused of rape after authorities said he had sex with a minor.

According to Oneida County Child Advocacy Center Investigators, an investigation revealed that Jason C. Ward, 27, of Holland Patent, had sexual intercourse with a 14 year old female in the Village of Holland Patent.

Ward has been charged with one count of second-degree rape.

He was arraigned in New York Mills Village Court and sent to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, and the case has been turned over to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office for grand jury action.

The Child Advocacy Center was assisted in the investigation by the Utica Police Department, and the victim has been offered counseling.

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