Morrisville teen arrested on rape and criminal sex act charges

Major Philip T. Rougeux of the New York State Police and Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center announced the arrest of 19-year-old Joshua A. Eberle of Morrisville on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sex act, both class D felonies.

According to police, Eberle is accused of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 15. This incident occurred in August at a residence in the town of Westmoreland. He was transported to the Oneida County Correctional Facility pending centralized arraignment. An order of protection was requested on behalf of the victim. The victim has been offered services through the Child Advocacy Center.

The investigation was conducted by the state police. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that fights child abuse by providing a wide range of services for child victims, while aggressively pursuing the offenders of these crimes.

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