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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Cohocton sex offender charged with raping teen

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  • A registered sex offender from Cohocton has been charged with having sex with a minor he met on Facebook, State Police in Bath said Tuesday.
    Earl L. Kinter, 25, of 24 N. Danville Road, was charged Monday with third-degree rape, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.
    Kinter allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl, troopers said.
    Monday’s charges are the result of an investigation launched after Kinter allegedly sent nude photos of himself to underage girls he met on Facebook.
    He was arrested and charged last month with second-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor
    After his arrest Monday, Kinter was arraigned in Bath Town Court and sent to Steuben County Jail.
    The investigation is continuing and more charges are pending.
    Kinter was previously convicted of second- and third-degree rape for incidents that occurred in Bath and Avoca.

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