Friday, February 9, 2018



Kinderhook teen charged with forcible sex with 15-year-old


KINDERHOOK – State Police arrested a Kinderhook youth on a charge of criminal sex act as a violent felony.

On February 6 troopers received a complaint of a sexual offense in the Town of Kinderhook.

Investigators determined that Benjamin Champagne, 17, allegedly had forcibly committed a sex act on a 15-year-old victim.  He was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.


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