Plattekill fireman charged with rape of underage victim

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PLATTEKILL – A Plattekill man who is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Plattekill Fire Department was committed to the Ulster County Jail on bail on Thursday following his arrest on charges that he had sex with an underage victim.

James Burriss, 59, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, rape for having sex with the girl who was under the age of 17, and criminal sex act.

Burriss was arrested by State Police and presented to the town court on Thursday.

He was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond pending a future court appearance.