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13 January 2019
Wayland man arrested on rape charge
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
Troop E Commander
On January 12, 2019, the New York State Police arrested Austin J. Pratt, age 30, of Wayland, NY, for Rape 3rd degree and Criminal Sex Act 3rd degree, both class “E” felonies, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” misdemeanor.Mr. Pratt is employed by FF Thompson Hospital and is contracted out as an Athletic Trainer to the Geneseo School District. It is believed that on December 31, 2018, Austin Pratt had a sexual encounter with a child under the age of 17 years old at a location within the village of Geneseo. Mr. Pratt was arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Court on January 13, 2019, and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. An Order of Protection was issued to the victim. The State Police and the Geneseo School District Administration are continuing their investigations. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact State Police Headquarters at 585-398-4100.
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