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Herkimer County man charged with rape, sexual abuse of 3 young girls

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Herkimer County man charged with rape, sexual abuse of 3 young girls

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- A 35-year-old Herkimer man is facing several charges after allegedly sexually abusing three girls under the age of 13.

Matthew Carpenter was arrested on Monday, following a grand jury indictment on the following charges:

  • First-degree rape
  • First-degree sexual abuse
  • Second-degree unlawful imprisonment, two counts
  • Forcible touching, two counts
  • Endangering the welfare of a child, three counts

Herkimer police say the arrest is a result of a complaint filed last year regarding one of the young girls allegedly abused by Carpenter. Throughout the investigation, police identified two more victims.

Carpenter was arraigned and is being held at Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.

 

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