Michael J. Degnan, the 38-year-old man who police sought last week in connection with forcible rape of a 14-year-old female, has been arrested and charged with rape in the first degree.

State Police placed Degnan in custody on a parole violation warrant. He was located at the Dell Motel in Kirkwood and later arraigned in the Town of Kirkwood Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail.

The alleged rape occurred in Port Crane on June 8. The arrest was made through the efforts of multiple police agencies.

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