18 May 2021
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. 

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