WAYLAND — A Wayland man is behind bars after being charged with third-degree rape.


Austin Pratt, 30 was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sex act both felonies and endangering the welfare of a child.


On Jan. 12, the New York State Police arrested  Pratt who is employed by FF Thompson Hospital and is contracted out as an Athletic Trainer to the Geneseo School District.


It is believed that on Dec. 31, Austin Pratt had a sexual encounter with a hild under the age of 17 years old at a location within the village of Geneseo. Pratt was arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Court on January 13, and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.


An Order of Protection was issued to the victim. The State Police and the Geneseo School District Administration are continuing their investigations.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact State Police Headquarters at 585-398-4100.