Update: Officer Charged With Rape No Longer Employed

Update: Officer Charged With Rape No Longer Employed

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An Ogdensburg police officer, accused of raping a woman, is apparently out of a job.

Joseph Pritty, 25, of Potsdam was arrested Saturday and charged with third degree rape.

The sheriff's department said the alleged incident happened on Mar. 1 in the town of Stockholm. 

"Pritty is alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse with another person (female) without such person’s consent where such lack of consent is by reason of some factor other than incapacity to consent," a release from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department said. 

Ogdensburg city manager Sarah Purdy said Monday that Pritty is no longer employed by the city. She did not elaborate.

An order of protection was issued for the victim.

Pritty was arraigned and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $2,500 bail was set at .

He has since posted bail.

The Ogdensburg comptroller's office confirmed Monday morning that Pritty has been a city police officer since June 2018.

We left a message with the Ogdensburg Police Department late Sunday night and are waiting to hear back. 

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