Edmeston man accused of having sexual relations with 15 year old

By WKTV News

EDMESTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Otsego County man has been charged after authorities say he had sexual relations with a teenage girl.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, Keith W. Baker, 24, of Edmeston, has been charged with third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

Baker was arrested on Sunday morning after authorities said he had sexual relations with a 15 year old girl at his residence. Authorities said a parent of the child had become aware of the incident and called the Sheriff's Office Sunday to file the complaint.

Baker was located in the Town of Otsego and brought in for an interview and the victim was interviewed at the Otsego County Child Advocacy Center.

Baker was arraigned in Edmeston Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to re-appear in Town Court next month.

A temporary order of protection was issued for the victim and if convicted Baker faces up to four years in state prison.

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