Man accused of raping 15-year-old girl appears in Watervliet Court

WATERVLIET – NewsChannel 13 was the only station in court Monday, as a man accused of forcibly raping a 15-year-old girl in Watervliet appeared before a judge.

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Rhannad Burch, 31, is facing charges including predatory sexual assault and rape.

Police say he attacked a 15-year-old girl last week on Third Avenue – in a bedroom where she had been sleeping – just five days after his release from prison.

Burch appeared in front of Judge Thomas Lamb in Watervliet City Court.

The court is moving for a special prosecutor and a conflict defender in this case.

Burch had been serving time in prison for raping a 16-year-old child in Watervliet.

NewsChannel 13’s Kumi Tucker asked Burch about the most recent charges outside court. Hear his response by watching the video.