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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Plattsburgh man arrested for Burglary and Rape

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“Plattsburgh man arrested for Burglary and Rape”

DATE OF RELEASE: 1/22/2018

On January 19th, 2018, Plattsburgh City Police responded to a residence on Elm St for the report of a sexual assault. A female victim (33) reported that a male perpetrator had forced his way into her residence. The female victim reported that after trying to fight off the male perpetrator, he forcibly raped her. The female victim knew the male perpetrator and had an order of protection against him.
After an extensive investigation, Plattsburgh City Police arrested Eric B. Lynch (39) of the City of Plattsburgh, NY for Rape 1st degree (B Felony), Burglary 2nd degree (C Felony), and Criminal Contempt 1st degree (E Felony). Lynch was arraigned on those charges in Plattsburgh City Court on January 20th, 2018. He was then transported to the Clinton County Jail on $10,000 bail/$50,000 bond. Lynch will reappear in Plattsburgh City Court on a later date.

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