Man accused of attempted rape of 5-year-old girl

A Level 3 registered sex offender was taken into custody again Saturday for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl in Rome.

Frank R. Felker, 42, of Cherry Street, had sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl on June 8, and was taken into custody that day, according to the county Child Advocacy Center.

Felker is charged with one count each of attempted first-degree rape, a class C felony, and first-degree sex abuse, a class D felony, authorities stated. He was arraigned in City Court and was sent to county jail without bail.

His case has been forwarded to the grand jury for a possible indictment.

According to state records, Felker served seven years in state prison between May 1996 and April 2003 on a charge of attempted first-degree rape. He was convicted of sexually abusing three young girls, ages 3, 6 and 8.