Utica man accused of rape of 16-year-old

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A 24-year-old Utica man faces a rape charge, the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center said.

Kwane Howard, 24, is charged with rape in the third degree.

According to officials, Howard was investigated regarding an incident that occurred in Utica in the past two weeks involving a 16-year-old girl. The invesigation was conducted by Oneida County Sheriff's Investigator Melissa Bolton, who is assigned to the Child Advocacy Center.

Howard, who is currently on New York State Parole, was sent to the Utica City Police lock-up pending arraignment.

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