A teen-ager faces City Court arraignment today on felony charges of rape and robbery.
Vernon T. Frank, 16, of 2496 Mackenna Ave. is accused of forcing a 23-year-old Ferry Avenue woman behind the United Office Building downtown, where she was assaulted and robbed Sunday of about $25, police said. The woman was walking to her car in a nearby parking lot when the incident occurred.
She was treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Police said the victim identified Frank as one of her attackers.
Frank was taken into custody early Sunday by Detective Celestine Jackson and Officer David Pawlukovich. A second suspect is being sought.