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State Police: Man charged with attempted rape in Aurelius

State Police say an Amsterdam man was arrested in Aurelius after an investigation into attempted sexual contact with a 12-year-old.

Officials say Victoriano Vergel-Marquez, 27, of Amsterdam was charged with first-degree attempted rape — a Class C felony, first-degree attempted disseminating indecent materials to minors — a Class E felony, and luring a child — a Class E felony.

The charges stem from an incident where Victoriano was attempting to engage a 12-year-old female in sexual contact. He was taken into custody by New York State Police prior to having any contact with the victim.

Vergel-Marquez was arraigned in the Town of Owasco Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail without bail.

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