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Rotterdam man charged with rape of child

Rotterdam man charged with rape of child

Police arrested the man Wednesday
Rotterdam man charged with rape of child
Gary F. Cherny Jr.
Photographer: Rotterdam Police (inset); Shutterstock (background)

ROTTERDAM - A town man has been arrested, accused of forcibly raping a 14-year-old girl, police said.

Gary F. Cherny Jr., 35, of 1828 Amsterdam Ave., faces one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree rape, felonies.

Police received the report Tuesday evening that Cherny may have forcibly raped the girl, and police arrested him Wednesday morning. A police release did not indicate when police say the rape happened.

If convicted of first-degree rape, Cherny would face up to 25 years in state prison.

Cherny was arraigned and ordered held without bail.

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