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Sex offender facing felony rape charge in Gloversville

Sex offender facing felony rape charge in Gloversville

A city resident is accused of having sex with an underage girl.

A city resident is accused of having sex with an underage girl.

Gloversville police charged James Becker, 28, of 15 Allen St., with second-degree rape Wednesday. Police said more charges are pending.

Becker, a Level 2 sex offender, was seen walking and holding hands with a 14-year-old girl Wednesday night, police said. After an investigation, police said they determined Becker had sexual intercourse with the teen.

According to the state Sex Offender Registry, Becker was previously convicted of third-degree rape for having sex with a victim under age 17.

The second-degree rape charge is a class D felony, which is punishable by up to 21⁄3 to 7 years in state prison.

Becker was arraigned in City Court and remanded to the Fulton County jail on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

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