Randolph Man Facing Rape Charges

A 19-year-old Randolph resident is facing rape charges.

New York State Police at Jamestown reported Monday that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation charged Jayden Shugars with first-degree and second-degree rape, both felonies, and criminal obstruction of breathing. On Aug. 29, Troopers received a complaint of a possible sex crime in the town of Randolph. An investigation determined that Shugars forcibly restrained a 14-year-old female victim and had sexual intercourse. The victim had injuries around the neck and a sex offense evidence collection kit was retrieved for lab analysis.

On Nov. 13, the Cattaraugus County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for Shugars. He was turned over to Cattaraugus County Jail for centralized arraignment.


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