Investigation leads to arrest in Albany

MOHAWK – A second man was arrested as the result of an investigation into the rape of a child, state police said.

Neal D. Sommers, 27, of Albany, was charged by state police Thursday with first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sex act, predicate sexual assault on a child, all felonies, and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17, a misdemeanor.

State police said the investigation previously resulted in the arrest of David A. Andrews, 61, of Tribe Hill.

He was charged April 11 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.

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

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.

Police said as a result of the investigation, Sommers was arrested. Sommers was already in the Albany County Correctional Facility on an unrelated charge, police said.

Police said the Montgomery County district attorney’s office will complete an order to have Sommers arraigned in Town Court on May 6 at 5 p.m.

Andrews’ case was adjourned in Town Court until May 20.