Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "rape"

Gillibrand says she'll revive military sexual assault bill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she plans to keep fighting for a bill that would change the way rape and sexual assault crimes are prosecuted in the US military.

She says thousands of service members now being assaulted each year deserve more protection.  Go to full article
Obviously, what's been very frustrating for my office, is the fact that could he have been stopped 30 years ago.

Rape trial reveals past allegations

The rape trial of former Saranac Lake youth center director Michael Scaringe turned up allegations of sex abuse dating back to his teaching days in Tupper Lake in the 1970s. Franklin County's district attorney now says school officials knew of the allegations and apparently didn't report them to police. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Mistrial declared in Franklin County rape case

A mistrial was declared Friday in a high profile rape case in Franklin County. Michael Scaringe was arrested in January 2010 on charges of raping a then 13-year-old girl while he was director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center. As Chris Knight reports, the mistrial was declared after Scaringe dismissed one of his defense attorneys.  Go to full article
You're not a priest...you're no more than a common thug.

Former North Country priest sentenced to 20-25 years for child rape

A former priest convicted of raping two altar boys from the Glens Falls area has been sentenced to 20 to 25 years in state prison in Massachusetts.

Gary Mercure was traveling in that state with two boys from his North Country parish when he raped and assaulted them.

The attacks happened in the 1980s. Other children who were once under Mercure's care have since come forward to say that they were also molested.  Go to full article
A jury found Gary Mercure guilty Thursday after deliberating for about two hours.

Former North Country priest convicted of raping altar boys

A former North Country priest has been convicted of raping two Queensbury-area altar boys in the mid-1980s.

A jury in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, reached the verdict yesterday after deliberating for two hours. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Former Assemblyman Chris Ortloff
Former Assemblyman Chris Ortloff

Former Plattsburgh Assemblyman Chris Ortloff receives 12 year sentence after child sex plea

Former Plattsburgh Assemblyman Chris Ortloff will spend the next twelve and a half years in Federal prison, following his sentencing yesterday in an Albany courtroom.

Once one of the most powerful Republican lawmakers in the North Country, Ortloff was arrested in 2008 after arranging what he believed was a sexual encounter with two pre-teen girls.

Before handing down the sentence, US district court Judge Thomas McAvoy told Ortloff that his crimes were "unbelievable" and "scary."

Brian Mann was in the courtroom yesterday afternoon and has our story.  Go to full article
Michael Odumosu. Photo: Frank Pastizzo.
Michael Odumosu. Photo: Frank Pastizzo.

DA says rape investigation will include other NCCC students

Yesterday, we reported on a North Country Community College student jailed in Essex County after being charged with rape. Michael Odumosu has been held without bail because he's a foreign student and his visa has been suspended. Franklin County District Attorney Dereck Champagne now says a grand jury will likely hear the charges against Odumosu "within the next two or three weeks." He also says more student-athletes at the school are being investigated. Meanwhile, college officials say they're handling of the case was appropriate. Brian Mann has this update.  Go to full article
Michael Odumosu. Photo:  Frank Pastizzo
Michael Odumosu. Photo: Frank Pastizzo

Foreign college student jailed for weeks in Adirondacks, raising questions

A former student from North Country Community College in Saranac Lake remains behind bars this week, following his arrest in mid-December. Michael Odumosu traveled to the North Country from London, England, to play for the school's basketball team. He is accused of raping a young woman in a student apartment just off campus. The charges have also triggered an inquiry by Federal Immigration officials. As Brian Mann reports, Odumosu's supporters are raising questions about the way his case was handled, both by the school and by police.

Correction: North Country Community College officials did make an effort to reach NCPR before this story aired. Tomorrow during regional news, we'll hear from Ed Trathen, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services.  Go to full article

Convicted Rapist Foster Father Inspires Albany Bill for FBI Checks

A man who has been a foster father in Jefferson county for four years was discovered to have a prior statuatory rape conviction in another state. The public outcry has led to a county investigation, and a proposed bill in Albany that would require federal background checks on all foster parents in New York.  Go to full article

Ft. Drum Soldiers Jailed For Rape

Three Fort Drum soldiers are in Jefferson County jail and two are released on bail after they were arrested Monday for the statutory rape of a 16-year-old girl. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

1-10 of 11  next 1 »  last »