Kinderhook teen charged with criminal sex act

Kinderhook resident arrested for forcible sex act on a fifteen-year-old victim

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert C. GregoryTroop K Commander


 Kinderhook, NY- On February 7, 2018 the New York State Police from the Kinderhook and Livingston barracks arrested Benjamin E. Champagne, age 17, of Kinderhook, for Criminal Sex Act in the 1st degree, a class B violent felony. 

On February 6, 2018 Troopers received a complaint of a sexual offense in the Town of Kinderhook. Investigators from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation then determined that Champagne had forcibly committed a sexual act on a fifteen-year-old victim. 

Champagne was arraigned before Judge Dellehunt of the town of Kinderhook Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond. Champagne is scheduled to re-appear in court on February 12, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

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