A year-long investigation by State Police and the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center has led to the arrest of a Utica man on rape charges.

Police say 46-year old Roger Herne allegedly had sex with a mentally disabled girl under the age of 17.  They say the victim gave birth to a child.

The incident happened in March of 2017 in Utica.

Herne is charged with two counts of rape.

The victim was offered services through the Child Advocacy Center.

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