Germantown man arrested on rape charges

GERMANTOWN, N.Y. – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Germantown man for rape.

Sheriff’s deputies investigated an incident in the Germantown area May 19 when information was discovered regarding the alleged rape. An investigation was initiated, and it revealed 21-year-old Trevor Disher had sexual intercourse with a person who was less than 15-years-old.

Police said Disher admitted to his involvement concerning the child during the investigation. Disher was arrested May 21 and charged with Rape in the Second Degree.

He was arraigned in the Town of Germantown Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail or $40,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 23.

The investigation is continuing. The Sheriff’s Office believes there are other potential victims of Disher. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Mark Dunspaugh at 518-828-4316.

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