Cortland man charged with rape of a minor

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. – A Cortland man is accused of raping a female under the age of 17, the Cortland County Sheriff's Department announced Friday.


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John Q. Means

John Q. Means, 46, of 4295 North Homer Ave., was arrested at his apartment Friday.

The arrest was the result of an investigation where Means had inappropriate contact with a female under the age of 17, according to Lt. Todd Caufield.

The reported incidents took place at the North View Apartments during the months of September and October of 2015.

Means was charged with two counts of third degree rape, a class E felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

He was arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court and taken to Cortland County Jail without bail. He is due to reappear in the same court on Monday.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible, Caufield said.


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