Marcy man charged with rape

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A Marcy man is accused of raping an underage girl in Utica, according to law enforcement officials.

Francesco Affatigato, 29, had sex with a girl under the age of 15 in Utica on July 3, according to the county Child Advocacy Center. The rape was reported to the authorities on July 30 and Affatigato was taken into custody on Wednesday.

Affatigato is charged with one count of second-degree rape, a class D felony, authorities said. He was arraigned in court and was released after posting $5,000 cash bail or bond.

The victim has been offered counseling through the CAC. An order of protection was filed on the victim’s behalf.

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