37-year-old Verona Beach man charged with rape of girl under 15, troopers say

Joseph R. Walker (New York State Police)

A Verona Beach man has been arrested for having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 15, according to New York State Police.

Joseph R. Walker, 37, was charged with rape in the second degree and criminal sex act in the second following an investigation by New York State Police and the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center (CAC).

Officials said the incidents are alleged to have happened from 2014 to 2015 in Oneida County.

The victim was offered services from the Oneida County CAC, troopers said.

Walker was sent to the Oneida County Jail until his arraignment.

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