16-year-old arrested for rape

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— The Town of Chester Police on June 30 arrested a 16-year-old boy from Harriman and charged him with rape in the first-degree, a felony.

Police say the investigation revealed that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl who had become highly intoxicated during a party in the basement of a Chester home on June 29. The accused and the victim were both guests at the party.

The 16-year-old was remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $100,000 secured bond.

Det. Sal Ardisi led the investigation with assistance from several other members of the department.

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