A 19-year old East Greenbush man is facing charges for having sex with a 14-year old girl, police said.

Detectives say Jared Watts knew the girl was a minor and is charged with statutory rape. He was arrested and arraigned on Friday, March 7, and is due in court on Tuesday.

In a release, police said that Detective Sgt. Matthew Breig investigated. Under New York State law such conduct is treated as statutory rape.

Watts was arraigned before East Greenbush Town Justice Kevin Engle on charges of Rape (2nd Degree) and Criminal Sexual Act (2nd Degree). He was sent to the County Jail.