Major Richard J. O’Brien
Troop G Commander
On March 29, 2022, the New York State Police in Latham arrested 55-year-old Fred P. Rafferty of Watervliet for Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child (A felony), Rape 1st degree (B felony), and Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree (B felony).
State Police opened an investigation into Rafferty in February of 2022, after receiving information that he may have had sexual contact with a young child. Rafferty is accused of engaging in sexual acts including sexual intercourse with a child under the age of the eleven. He was known to the victim prior to the incident which is believed to have occurred at his residence in Watervliet.
Rafferty was taken into custody at SP Latham following an interview with State Police investigators. He was arraigned in Watervliet City Court where he was remanded to Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.
State Police are investigating the possibility of other victims. If you have any information, please contact the New York State Police at 518-477-9333 and reference case # 10685317.