Days After Being Charged With Raping 2 Teen Girls Saugerties Man Apparently Commits SuicideJun 6th, 2012 | By Jay Long | Category: Lead Article
State and local police are investigating the death of a man arrested Friday for for alleged sexual contact with two teen girls ages 15 and 16.
Police confirmed Monday that the body of Denzel Francis, 21, was found in a cemetery dead of a gunshot wound. The circumstances surrounding the death are unknown but officials are handling the death as a suicide.
The Ulster County Family Violence Unit announces the arrest of Denzel Francis, 21, of Saugerties, NY, for the felony charges of Rape in the third degree, (two counts), and misdemeanor charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, (two counts).
Francis was due back in Village of Saugerties court on June 11.
An investigation is continuing by Saugerties police.