Malta sex offender raped child under age 13, troopers say

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James J. Forgett - Source: New York State Police

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MALTA – A Malta sex offender has been arrested, accused of raping a child under the age of 13, New York State Police said Wednesday.

James J. Forgett, 52, was arrested Friday and charged with predatory sexual assault against a child, a top-level felony.

If convicted of that charge, he would face a potential sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

The investigation began in August as troopers received a report that an adult had had physical and sexual contact with a child, police said.

The investigation then determined that Forgett had raped a child under the age of 13 beginning in 2017, police said.

In 2019, Forgett was arrested and charged with first-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor and he is a registered sex offender, police said.

Forgett was arrested at his home, arraigned and ordered held without bail.

Anyone with information about the case or who believes they may also be a victim is asked to contact troopers in Clifton Park at 518-583-7000 or email [email protected].

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