NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
On May 17, 2021 New York State Police arrested Edward L. Royster, age 42 of Richfield Springs, NY on charges stemming from a child abuse report.
An investigation conducted by the New York State Police in Richfield Springs Bureau of Criminal Investigation revealed that Royster was engaged in a sexual relationship with a victim reported to be 14 years of age.
Royster was charged with the following crimes:
- Rape in the first degree (B Felony)
- Rape in the second degree (D Felony)
Royster was processed and arraigned by the Town of Westford Court Justice. He was remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $100 cash/credit bail.