Friday, May 30, 2008
Man accused of raping girl, 13
PORT CHESTER - A 29-year-old village man is accused of raping a 13-year-old relative, an allegation that came to light when the girl's middle school counselor contacted authorities, police said.
Armando Bautista, of 18 S. Regent St., was in Port Chester Village Court yesterday, a day after he was arrested at an Eastchester pizza place where he works.
Arraigned on a charge of first-degree rape, a felony, Bautista was taken to the Westchester County jail in Valhalla where he is being held on $25,000 bail, pending another court hearing Monday, Port Chester police Lt. James Ladeairous said.
Bautista, a native of Mexico, is accused of engaging in sexual activity with the girl for about a year.
"We only know of one time of actual intercourse, but there were other things going on, touchy-feely kinds of things," Ladeairous said.
A school counselor learned of the alleged sexual activity from the girl or another student she had told, and then alerted state Child Protective Services, police said. Police then interviewed the girl and made the arrest.
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