Fredonia Man Charged With Four Rape Counts Involving Minor

MAYVILLE  -Joshua J. Northrop-Dowdall, 27, of East Main Street, Fredonia was charged with four counts of second-degree rape following an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division into a report of a suspicious situation.

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Investigators said the investigation revealed that on various dates in March 2017, Northrop-Dowdall engaged in sexual acts with a juvenile victim.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Northrop-Dowdall and he was arrested on Monday. He was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail or $100,000 property bond.