A 24-year-old Cincinnatus man was yesterday (October 15) arrested and hit with several charges, including rape, after authorities say he recently had inappropriate relations with a 14-year-old female.
The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office identified the defendant as Cody Birtch, of Route 41. Investigators say he and the victim do know each other.
The crimes are alleged to have occurred over the course of this past weekend (October 11-13) at a residence in the town of Cincinnatus.
Birtch was taken into custody just before 11:00 yesterday morning and remanded to CCJ on $500 cash/$1,000 bail, scheduled to reappear in Cincinnatus Town Court later this evening.
His charges include three felony counts of 2nd Degree Rape, one felony count of a Second Degree Criminal Sex Act and three misdemeanor counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.