Lowville man accused of child rape


LOWVILLE — A village resident was charged Tuesday by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office with raping a child.

Daryl R. Spencer, 38, was charged with felony second-degree rape, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Spencer is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl beginning in February 2019, the release said.

A sheriff’s office investigator assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, Nicholas Dean, started investigating the accusation on Dec. 23.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Ryan Lehman, who is attached to the Jefferson-Lewis Child Advocacy Center, was contacted by the Oneida team to help with the case and confirmed that although the alleged crimes took place in Oneida County, the victim is also a local resident.

The news release issued by Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara, who is also the director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, said that Spencer was arraigned in the Oneida Centralized Arraignment Court and held in the county jail on $10,000 bail.

An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

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