Plattsburgh A Fort Covington man has been charged with raping a Plattsburgh State student.
The State University of New York at Plattsburgh Police announced the arrest of Trevor J. Sisto.
Sisto was charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony.
The charges stem from an incident last fall in which a Plattsburgh State student was allegedly sexually assaulted in her residence hall while Sisto was visiting.
With the assistance of the New York State Police, University Police took Sisto into custody at his Fort Covington residence.
He was arraigned and is now being held at Clinton County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail of $50,000 bond.
“Across the board, in our society, rape is vastly underreported,” said University Police Chief Arlene Sabo. “University Police and the faculty and staff at SUNY Plattsburgh are working hard to encourage victims to report these crimes, and we want people to know that when they report such crimes, they are taken very seriously.”