Man charged with sexual assault of two teens in New Paltz

A Wallkill man faces a felony rape charge after New Paltz Town police say he allegedly sexually assaulted two teenage girls.

Police said Tuesday they arrested Jeffrey Arenas, 22, August 5 on charges of rape and criminal sexual act, both felonies, following a two-month-long investigation after a 13-year-old and 14-year-old girl notified a school employee who contacted town police.

Authorities said Arenas had previously befriended the two teens by offering them vape pens.

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Arenas was arraigned in Plattekill Town Court and was sent to the Ulster County Jail on $50,000 bail.