BEEKMANTOWN — A Massachusetts man allegedly abducted and forcibly raped a woman walking along a road here Thursday evening.
On Friday, State Police arrested 31-year-old Michael A. Ramos-Perez of Palmer, Massachusetts. Police reported he forcibly raped the woman at about 6:15 p.m. July 15 in the town of Beekmantown.
The victim was walking when she was forced into a van, police said.
She was then driven a short distance, forcibly raped, and released.
Ramos-Perez was charged with Rape 1st degree, Kidnapping 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree and two counts of Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree.
He was arraigned in the Town of Beekmantown Court and remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $65,000 cash bail, or $175,000 bond.
State Police were assisted in this investigation by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County District Attorney’s Office, Plattsburgh City Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration’s Plattsburgh Regional Office, United States Border Patrol, New York State Intelligence Center and the North Country Crime Analysis Center.