Christian Nichols

Utica teen accused of raping child

Published Jan 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

A Utica teenager is accused of having sex with a child under the age of 11, according to local law enforcers.

Christian Nichols, 16, had sex with a child under the age of 11 in the City of Utica, Detective Edwin A. D’Alessandro of
the county Child Advocacy
Center said.

Nichols was taken into custody on one count of felony first-degree rape, the CAC detective added.

Nichols was arraigned in City Court and was sent to county jail in lieu of bail, officials said.

He is scheduled to reappear in court.

The victim has been offered counseling through the CAC.