Man held on charges of raping Cortland teenager

CORTLAND – A 22-year-old Oswego man is accused of sexually assaulting a minor on four separate days in December at the victim’s Cortland home.

Kevin L. Hunter, of the 2200 block of Route 31, was charged Monday with four counts each of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.

Police said he raped a minor between the ages of 13 and 17 years old four times between Dec. 10 and Dec. 31 while he was staying with the victim’s family, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s police assisted Cortland police with the investigation, the release states. Hunter declined to talk to detectives when contact was made and he was arrested at his home Monday, the sheriff’s office said.

Hunter was out on bond at the time of the offenses for a charge alleging possession of narcotics with intent to deliver, Assistant State’s Attorney Phil Montgomery said.

If convicted of the most serious charge, criminal sexual assault, Hunter would face between four and 15 years in prison.

Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert set bond for Hunter at $100,000. Hunter’s next court date is Jan. 14.