Woman accused of raping minor


An Otsego County woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with the rape of a male younger than 15, according to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.

Shelly Ann Young, 37, of Laurens, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree rape for having sex with a person younger than 15 and first-degree dissemination of indecent material to a minor, according to a media release.

Young also sent text messages to the victim asking him to perform sexual acts on her, according to the release.

The two were acquaintances, according to Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr., who said the relationship was reported to police by the victim’s parents.

Young was arraigned at the Otsego County Central Arraignment Court and sent to the Otsego County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. She was scheduled to appear in the Laurens Town Court on Feb. 13.

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