Man charged with raping child


BATAVIA — A city man has been arrested and charged with forcibly raping a child, city police said.

Hezekiah Burch, 19, was arrested after a city police investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a child under 15 years old.

Burch was charged with two counts of first-degree rape with forcible compulsion, first-degree sexual abuse with forcible compulsion and attempted first-degree sexual abuse.

The charges stem from separate crimes during a one-month time span.

Burch was arraigned in City Court and committed to Genesee County Jail with bail set at $40,000.

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