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January 17, 2014

Plattsburgh man charged with rape

PLATTSBURGH — A 23-year-old convicted felon was charged in connection with an alleged rape dating back to December 2012.

Joey F. Porter was arrested at the Plattsburgh City Police Station Wednesday afternoon, according to Plattsburgh City Police Capt. Michael Branch.

The Plattsburgh man was charged with third-degree rape of a female younger than 17, a felony.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and, because of prior felony convictions, Porter was sent to the Clinton County Jail without bail, Branch said.

‘FORCIBLE RAPE’

The investigation into the alleged rape began in May 2013 after a teen told Clinton County Child Protective Services that she had been forcibly raped, Branch said.

Porter allegedly had sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old at his apartment on Court Street in the City of Plattsburgh, the captain said.

He was 22 years old at the time, he said.

CRIMINAL HISTORY

According to state prison online records, Porter was sentenced to three to nine years in state prison on convictions for third-degree burglary, second-degree grand larceny of an automobile, first-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies.

Those charges stem from a February 2010 incident when Porter broke into the Imported Car Center in the City of Plattsburgh and stole a $100,000 Ferrari.

He led State Police on a high-speed chase into Essex County before the car careened off the road, he abandoned it and fled on foot.

Earlier that day, Porter had burglarized a Peru home, which invited the conviction for that crime.

PRISON TIME

Porter began serving his sentence in July 2010, according to the prison records.

He was released into the supervision of the Clinton County Probation Department in October 2012, the website said.

In March 2013, Porter was charged with falsely reporting an incident and giving a false written statement, according to Plattsburgh City Court.

Then in April 2013, he pleaded guilty to both those charges, was sentenced to 179 days in jail and was ordered to pay $750 in fines and surcharges, according to City Court.

Porter is due back in court to answer to the rape charge Friday morning.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.comTwitter: @FeliciaKrieg

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