Sharon man charged with second-degree rape

POUGHKEEPSIE — An investigation of inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile in Dutchess County resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old Sharon, Connecticut, man Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Dutchess County Sheriff said.

Antonio K. Scott remained in the Dutchess County Jail as of Tuesday, Feb. 20. He is charged with rape in the second degree, a Class D felony.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the investigation began in the summer of 2023 after the Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a possible sexual offense involving Scott and the juvenile.

The Sheriff’s Department is withholding any further information to protect the victim’s privacy and future court proceedings.

The Department said that if anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving Scott, they are urged to contact Detective Sistarenik at 845-486-3820 or bsistarenik@dutchessny.gov

The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or dcsotips@gmail.com, and all information will be kept confidential.

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