City man charged with rape

Joseph S. LaBarge

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man has been charged with rape by City Police.

Acording to City Police, Joseph S. LaBarge, 53, of Plattsburgh was charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony.

Police said LaBarge allegedly forcibly raped a 16-year-old female in his Bushey Boulevard residence in July.

LaBarge was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court on Tuesday and remanded to the Clinton County Jail.

Police said they believe this was an isolated incident, involving a victim known to the suspect.

An investigation was continuing and additional charges are expected, police said.