Port Jervis man arrested on rape charge

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PORT JERVIS – A 27-year-old Port Jervis man has been arrested by police in that city in connection with an alleged sexual attack that occurred on Monday, June 13.

Colin Clifford was charged with rape and criminal sexual act, both felonies.

He was arraigned through Orange County Central Arraignment-City of Newburgh Court and released on his own recognizance pending a further court appearance.

Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden said the arrest was the result of an investigation into an incident. Police do not believe there is a current public safety concern.