Man accused of raping teen accepts plea deal

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Olean man accused of raping a teen under the age of 15 accepted a plea deal Tuesday.

Keith Ellis previously pleaded not guilty to second degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child, but accepted a plea deal for second degree attempted rape. Prosecutors say the 19-year-old had sex with a person less than 15-years-old last July in the Town of Allegany.

Ellis will be sentenced in July. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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