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Beaver Dams man charged with rape of minor, investigation spans New York, Arkansas

State Police arrested a 25-year-old Beaver Dams man following an investigation into an alleged rape.

Benjamin T. Smith, 25, was charged with second-degree rape after a two month investigation, which was initiated by State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office.

Smith is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female less than 15-years-old. That incident was recently disclosed to authorities, which prompted the arrest.

State Police are also investigating other possible acts by Smith in New York — as well as Arkansas.

He was arraigned in Corning Town Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Police ask anyone with information regarding Smith to contact State Police at (607) 962-3282.

State Police are being assisted by the Steuben County DA’s Office and Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

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