Man accused of raping child, DNA evidence credited
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- After a child rape investigation went cold, police are crediting new evidence for a crack in the case, and the arrest of a suspect.
According to Ithaca Police, 29-year-old Chad M. Hamilton of Dryden was charged with felony rape. Police say Hamilton, who was 27-years-old at the time, had sex with a child under the age of 15 at the victim's home. Police say the arrest was made after DNA evidence resurfaced.
Hamilton was arraigned in Ithaca City Court, and released under supervision of probation.