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      Two Oneida County men arrested on rape charges

      Anthony Russell

      Two Oneida County men are facing rape charges following separate investigations.

      25-year-old Anthony Russell, of Blossvale, is charged with third degree rape for having forced sexual intercourse with a person who is less than 17-year-old. Deputies announced the July 29 arrest after a weeklong investigation by a Rome Police detective, currently assigned to the Child Advocacy Center.

      Russell was arraigned in Rome City Court, and his case will be forwarded to the Oneida County District Attorney??s Office for Grand Jury consideration.

      In a separate arrest, 23-year-old David Beadle is charged with third degree rape after a weeklong investigation by an Oneida County Sheriff??s investigator, currently assigned to the Child Advocacy Center.

      Beadle was arraigned, and his case will be sent to the Oneida County District Attorney??s Office for Grand Jury consideration.