Man accused of raping young child

NORTHAMPTON – An Edinburg man was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Thursday after being accused of raping a young child.

Deputies said Paul W. LaPort Jr., 39, of 91 Tange Road, was charged with first-degree rape following an alleged sexual offense in the town of Northampton.

Deputies said he was charged at 2 p.m. on Tange Road for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a female younger than the age of 11.

LaPort was arraigned in Town Court and sent to the county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.