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Former Lockport resident jailed on rape charge

State Police have arrested a former Lockport resident on rape charges.

Andrew K. Peyatt, 55, of Bridgeport, W. Va., was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree aggravated sexual abuse.

State Police received a complaint from a Niagara County resident that alleged sexual abuse by Peyatt that began over 10 years ago. An investigation showed that Peyatt sexually abused the victim when he was visiting the area, police allege.

Peyatt was arraigned before Town of Lockport Judge Raymond Schilling and was sent to the Niagara County Jail on $250,000 cash bail, police said Saturday.

Peyatt is scheduled to return to court at 5 p.m. July 2.