Poughkeepsie man arrested on rape charge


POUGHKEEPSIE – A 20-year-old Poughkeepsie man was arrested on Thursday on a charge of rape for allegedly having sex with a person under the age of 15.

Lonnie Pesano was arrested following an investigation by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Child Advocacy Center.

Pesano was charged with one count of felony rape in the second degree. He was arraigned and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Police said there appears to be no threat to public safety.

Lonnie Pesano

Anyone with information about this case or similar incidents involve Pesano is urged to call Deputy David Meyer at 845-486-3778 or dmmeyer@dutchessny.gov.

Information may also be provided through the sheriff’s hotline at 845-605-CLUE (2583), or dcsotips@gmail.com. All information will remain confidential.

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