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Southern Tier man arrested in connection with violent crime

By Chris Jamele

Buffalo, NY – Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in a violent crime case.

Forty-two year old Christopher Sharp of the town of Otto is being held in lieu of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars bail. Sharp is accused of invading a twenty-seven year old woman's home on Thursday. He bound her to her bed and raped her. He is also accused of burglary during the invasion, and other charges could be filed.

Authorities are continuing the investigation in the case.