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      Vernon woman arrested after investigation into rape of a minor

      Dawn Seifert

      A 30-year-old Vernon woman is facing charges after an investigation into the rape of a child younger than 17.

      Oneida County Sheriffâ??s Deputies arrested Dawn Seifert and charged her with third degree rape after a two week investigation.

      Deputies say Seifert was having sexual contact with an individual under the age of 17. The investigation was handled by Sgt. Luker, a deputy with the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

      Seifert was arraigned and taken to the Oneida County Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail.

      The case has been referred to the Oneida County District Attorneyâ??s Office for Grand Jury consideration.