Saugerties man arrested on statutory rape charges

New York State Police and the Ulster County Family Violence Unit report the arrest of 21-year-old Saugerties resident Denzel Francis on charges that he had sexual contact with two teenage girls, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.

Francis faces charges on two counts of rape in the third degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is scheduled to reappear before village of Saugerties justice Robert Rightmeyer on June 11, 2012. 

Police say that anyone with information about possible inappropriate contact between Francis and other underage persons should contact investigator Carmen Goffredo at (845) 334-5137.