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DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 30th, 2005 / 12:45 PM
SUBJECT:MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING 11-YR.-OLD GIRL


A 43-year-old Schenectady man has been arrested for raping an 11-year-old girl as she was walking home on Chrisler Avenue Tuesday evening.

The girl was walking east on Chrisler at about 8:30 p.m. when Parsram Chettana, of nearby 1116 Crane Street, approached her from behind. Chettana grabbed the girl and covered her mouth, and then carried her into the back yard of a vacant house at 1037-1039 Chrisler and raped her. The victim eventually fought him off and ran home.

Through their investigation, detectives identified Chettana as the suspect and he was apprehended at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening on Crane Street.

Chettana is charged with Rape-1st degree. He was arraigned this morning in Police Court and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail.