Police: Rensselaer man accused of having sex with 16-year-old

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Officials say a 38-year-old man from the Town has been accused of having sex with a 16-year-old.

According to police on January 12 the New York State Police in Catskill arrested 38-year-old Robert Hakes from Rensselaer for Criminal Sexual Act in the third degree, an E Felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Misdemeanor.

Police say they arrested Hakes after an investigation revealed that he had engaged in sexual activity with a 16-year-old in the Town of New Baltimore.

A warrant was issued and he was brought from Rensselaer County Jail to Town of New Baltimore Court and arraigned before Town Justice Farrell and remanded to county jail without bail.

Police say Hakes is scheduled to return to New Baltimore Court on a later date.

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