Alleged child rapist has case adjourned

FONDA – A case involving a Tribes Hill man charged with raping a child has been adjourned until May 20.

David A. Andrews, 61, was arrested Friday by state police. Andrews was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual conduct against a child, predatory sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The charge of endangering the welfare of a child is a misdemeanor. All of the other charges are felonies.

An investigation revealed Andrews made arrangements with an adult man via the Internet and provided the man with a child younger than 13, police said. The man engaged in various sexual acts with the child, according to police. Police said Andrews made arrangements for the man to have a child to have sex with on two separate occasions.

Andrews also engaged in various sexual acts with a child younger than 13 on multiple occasions over the course of several months, police said.

Andrews was originally arraigned in Mohawk Town Court before Judge Kathleen Buck. He was sent to the Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

At his second court appearance, Buck adjourned the case, and continued Andrews’ bail and bond.

Andrews’ attorney, public defender Brian Toal, of Johnstown, said in the next month he’s going to speak to Montgomery County District Attorney James “Jed” Conboy about the case. Conboy will be prosecuting Andrews, and Toal said he needs to “talk with Conboy and Andrews about how to resolve [the case.]”