Utica man charged with rape, case referred for grand jury consideration

Nicholas Force

Oneida County Deputies say they arrested 21-year-old Nicholas Force, of Utica, on Thursday following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred between November and December 2012 in Chadwicks, New York.

Force is charged with second degree rape, a felony.

He was arraigned in New York Mills Local Criminal Court and remanded to the Oneida County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The case has been referred to the Oneida County District Attorneyâ??s Office for Grand Jury consideration. The victim has been offered counseling services through the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.