Erie County man arrested, jailed on rape charges

COLLINS, N.Y. (WIVB) — An ongoing investigation into a rape in Erie County led police to charge a local man with the crime.

Officers say they arrested Earl C. Conklin II, 48, in Collins just days after a reported rape. Police have yet to release many details, but said Conklin is facing felony first-degree rape charges.

Following his arraignment, a judge remanded Conklin to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $60,000 bond. 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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