Edward Desrochers is sentenced

JOHNSTOWN - Edward C. Desrochers, 26, Speculator, has been sentenced to two years in prison under a plea bargain.

Johnstown Police Department charged Desrochers Jan. 3 with rape in the second degree, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, for having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl at Knox Field here at around 2 a.m. Dec. 15, 2012.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree rape July 8 in Fulton County Court.

A person is guilty of rape in the second degree when, being 18 years old or more, s/he engages in sexual intercourse with a person less than 15 years old. For a class D felony, the sentence is fixed by the court, and may not exceed seven years.