Authorities say an Endicott man faces three felony rape counts for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.

According to village police, 24-year-old Richard Lopez-Hernandez of South Liberty Avenue was arrested Wednesday.

RICHARD LOPEZ-HERNANDEZ (Photo: Endicott Police Department)

Investigators say Lopez-Hernandez is accused in connection with incidents said to have occurred in 2017 when the girl was 15 and an incident this year when she was 16.

Detectives say the suspect was taken into custody at his residence without incident.

Lopez-Hernandez was charged with three counts of third-degree rape. He was arraigned in Endicott village court and sent to Broome County Jail without bail.

Police say Lopez-Hernandez and the girl were acquaintances. The incidents allegedly occurred in an Endicott residence.

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