New York State Police arrested Edward L. Royster, 42, of Richfield Springs, on charges stemming from a child abuse report, according to a media release Tuesday, May 18.
Royster was arrested Monday, May 17, the release said after, “an investigation conducted by the New York State Police in Richfield Springs Bureau of Criminal Investigation revealed that Royster was engaged in a sexual relationship with a victim reported to be 14 years of age.”
Royster was charged with rape in the first degree, a class B felony and rape in the second degree, a class D felony.
Royster was processed and arraigned by the court justice in the town of Westford. He was remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $100 cash/credit bail.