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Chestertown man charged with rape of minor

CLAVERACK - A Chestertown man has been arrested and charged for the rape of a minor he met on the internet.

In March, the Columbia County Sherriff 's office was contacted by the parents of a minor, suspicious that an adult was attempting sexual contact with their child.

An investigation revealed that 47-year-old Perry Pendall of Stock Farm Road had sex with the minor, and had driven from Warren County on multiple occasions to meet with the child.

Pendall was arrested Friday afternoon and arraigned in Columbia County Court on rape charges.

He has been sent to the Columbia County jail on $1,000,000 bail.  

The investigation is continuing.

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