Area man pleads in rape case

Michael A. Stevenson

JOHNSTOWN –A Montgomery County man has plead guilty to a rape charge in Fulton County Court, according to Fulton County District Attorney Chad W. Brown.

Michael A. Stevenson, 21, of Fort Plain plead guilty to first-degree rape on Wednesday in front of Judge. Louise Sira.

Per the plea agreement, Stevenson will be sentenced to 10 years in state prison with 10 years of post-release supervision. As part of the disposition, Stevenson will be required to register as a sexual offender.

Stevenson’s plea involved admitting he engaged in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13.

Sentencing is expected to happen on Dec. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

The matter was handled by Amanda Nellis for the District Attorney’s Office and Stevenson was represented by attorney Michael Poulin from the public defender’s office.

Steven was initially charged with two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree criminal sexual act by state police on April 27.

Troopers said the arrest stems from his alleged sexual contact with victims that were less than 13 years of age when he resided in Gloversville in late 2015.

According to the district attorney’s office, the initial investigation included incidents that involved multiple children.