An Oneonta man was arrested on charges of first-degree rape Wednesday, Nov. 13. 

James P. Hamilton, 20, was arrested Wednesday night in the city of Oneonta, said Oneonta Police Chief Douglas Brenner. Hamilton is accused of raping an adult female and he is being held at the Otsego County Jail, Brenner said. 

Brenner said the rape occurred several weeks ago and after the victim came forward, Oneonta Police were able to investigate the complaint and make the arrest. He said the victim has been referred to Opportunities for Otsego’s Violence Intervention Program. 

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