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Pine Plains Man Charged In Rape Of Underage Girl

Pedro Garcia
Pedro Garcia Photo Credit: New York State Police

EAST DUTCHESS, N.Y. -- Pedro T. Cruz Garcia, 27, of Pine Plains, was charged with felony third-degree rape, after an investigation by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

State Police said Cruz Garcia was arrested after the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, Child Protective Services were alerted to a reported sexual abuse allegation.

Following an investigation by state police, Cruz Garcia was accused of having sexual relations with an underage female victim.

Cruz Garcia was arraigned in Town of Pine Plains Court and held at the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due to return to court on Oct. 22.

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