WENY News - Beaver Dams man facing rape charge

Beaver Dams man facing rape charge

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - A Beavers Dams man is behind bars after being charged with rape.

25-year-old Benjamin Smith has addresses in both Beaver Dams and Lonoke County, Arkansas. He's charged with 2nd degree Rape.

According to police, Smith had sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 15 years old. 

The arrest comes after a two-month investigation by the State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney's Office. 

Smith was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $20,000 bail.

New York State Police are investigating other possible acts by Smith in New York and in the state of Arkansas. Anyone with information about him is asked to contact the New York State Police Painted Post Barracks at 607-962-3282.

The State Police are being assisted in the investigations by the Steuben County DA's Office and the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

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