A 20-year-old carnival worker allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl attending the Walton Fair last week, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office reported today.

Casey J. McKlveen was charged with second-degree rape after the alleged illicit contact with the teen on Saturday, authorities said.
 
The two had not known each other until they met at the fair that day, said Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond.
 
Because of her age, the girl could not legally consent to sex, authorities said. In New York, the age of consent for sex is 17.
 
McKlveen apparently told another person about the sexual contact, and the information was relayed to the Sheriff's Department, whose deputies were working at the fairgrounds.
 
The alleged incident took place at an access point to the nearby Delaware River, DuMond said.
 
McKlveen was also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor, he said.
 
Arraigned on the charges before Delhi Town Judge Richard Gumo, McKlveen was ordered held for lack of $25,000 bail at Delaware County Jail. 
 
In another alleged incident involving a minor at the Walton Fair, Richard R. Rippe, 18, of Meredith was charged with making an illegal sale of a cigarette to an 11-year-old girl on the fairgrounds on Friday.
 
After being banned from the fairgrounds, Rippe returned to the event the next day with Sean Rippe, 21, of Walton, and both were charged with trespassing. Both were sent to the county jail after they were arraigned, having been unable to post $1,000 bail each, officials said.
 
In a third incident at the fair, Troy Ladlee, 21, of Delhi and  Jesse Stefanelli, 24, of Bovina were charged with disorderly conduct at the fairgrounds Wednesday. Both were sent to the county jail when they were unable to post $500 bail at their arraignments, officials said. 
 

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