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Newfield Men Accused of Raping a Teen

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Two Tompkins County men are accused of raping a teenage girl.

18-year-old Leslie Youst and 46-year-old Jeffrey Ponton both of Newfield, have each been charged with first-degree rape.

Youst and Ponton were arrested Sunday. Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies interviewed the teenage victim earlier in the day.

Youst and Ponton were arraigned and sent to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 bail bond.

They are due back in court Thursday.

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