Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday 22 October 2021:
A former chief of the Perry Fire Dept. indicted for 2018 attempted rape

A former chief of the Perry Fire Department, Stephen Laraby, 47, was indicted Tuesday and charged with one count of attempted first-degree rape, a violent felony punishable by up to 15 years in state prison. On Wednesday, Laraby was in Wyoming County Court and plead not guilty, according to District Attorney Donald O'Green whose office requested that bail be set at $100,000. The judge set bail at $10,000 which Laraby posted and was released Wednesday.

Laraby is accused of attempting to rape a woman in the Village of Perry in August of 2018. The indictment describes it as a “lack of consent resulted from the use of forcible compulsion” by the defendant. Laraby served as a firefighter in the Perry Fire Dept. and as its chief from 2014 to 2017 and is currently a firefighter with the department. He is scheduled to appear again in County Court for motions Dec. 16.

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