Arrest of convicted sex offender

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- On Tuesday, July 1 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Rensselaer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Kevin Ramer of River Road and charged him with a class-D felony for promoting a sexual performance of a child and a class-E felony for possessing a sexual performance of a child.

Ramer was on probation as a level one sex offender for a prior conviction for sexual abuse.

Ramer was arrested Tuesday after a seven-month investigation between the Sheriff’s office and the Rensselaer County Probation Department.

Ramer was arraigned in Hoosick Falls court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Ramer was scheduled to appear in Hoosick Town Court on July 3.

--Tom Momberg