Columbia County man arrested for rape

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COLUMBIAVILLE, N.Y. – The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for rape after he allegedly forced a child under the age of 17 to have sexual intercourse.

The Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old Michael Katsafarof of 1154 State Route 9 in Columbiaville was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree rape. The charges come after the victim's parents suspected that an adult male, known to the family, had sexual intercourse with their child.

The investigation revealed that during a visit to the home, Katsafarof forced the victim to have sex. Police say during the investigation, he also made admissions to the acts. Additional charges are possible.

He has been remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

The Sheriff is asking that anyone that may
have information concerning Katsafarof call or contact the Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigative Branch at (518) 828-4316.

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