Hudson Valley man arrested on rape charge

On July 9, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks in conjunction with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department arrested Justin P. O’Dell, 25, of Poughkeepsie, for three counts of Criminal Sex Act in the 2nd degree, and one count of Rape in the 2nd degree, all class D felonies.

Police said O’Dell engaged in sexual contact with a victim under the age of fifteen years old, in the towns of Clinton and Stanford. O’Dell and the victim were known to one another.

O’Dell was arraigned before the town of Washington Court, and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secure bond. O’Dell is next scheduled to appear before the Court on July 15 at 10:30 a.m.