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Homeless man arrested for rape attempted to stay at Fort Plain shelter

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FORT PLAIN, N.Y. – A homeless man has been arrested by the Fort Plain Police Department on numerous charges including rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

David Dennis, 30, who reported his status as homeless, was charged after officers learned that Dennis had been having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl on a repeated basis, in and around Fort Plain. Investigators learned that he broke into an unoccupied residence in the village while having contact with the victim.

He faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree – D Felony
  • Rape in the Second Degree – D Felony
  • Burglary in the Second Degree – C Felony
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child – A Misdemeanor

Dennis was also recently arrested for attempting to gain access to the Red Cross Flood Relief Shelter established at the Harry Hoag Elementary School in Fort Plain.  Alert personnel believed he had falsely declared that he did not have to report as being a registered sex offender, when in fact he is. 

He was arraigned in court and remanded to the county jail. A mug shot of Dennis is not available as the Fort Plain Police Department has also been displaced by recent flooding in the area.  

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