Warren County librarian charged with rape flees country

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -
Prosecutors say a Glens Falls librarian charged with having sex with an
underage boy she met at work has fled the country.

Officials in Warren County tell
The Post-Star of Glens Falls that
33-year-old Abby Berkheimer of Queensbury had met the 15-year-old boy while
working at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.

She was arrested in February on a
rape charge after the boy was reported missing by his parents but was found at
Berkheimer's home. She has been charged with Rape 3rd-degree, Criminal Sex Act 3rd-degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was freed on $2,500 bail.

Prosecutors say she was scheduled
to plead guilty to a felony charge last week but didn't show up in court.
Officials say they've learned Berkheimer fled to France.

Her lawyer says he's working with
her family to try and convince her to return to the U.S.

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