February 7, 2014 —
On February 5, The New York State Police at Catskill announce the arrest of Franklin S. Tiernan, age 23, of Freehold, NY for Rape in the Second Degree (Class D Felony), Unlawfully Dealing With a Child in the First Degree and Endangering The Welfare of a Child (both Class A Misdemeanors).
The arrest occurred during a missing persons investigation involving a 14 year old who had been a runaway. After she was located, it was determined that the previous month, when she was 13 years old, Tiernan had engaged in a sexual relationship with her and allowed her to smoke marihuana at his residence.
Tiernan was arraigned before Village Justice Izzo in the Village of Catskill Court. He was remanded to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail and is scheduled to return in the Town of Cairo Court at a later date.