Evans Mills man charged with rape

WATERTOWN, NY —  Cleveland Ballard II, 22, Evans Mills, was charged by Watertown police at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 15105 N. Merline Loop in Evans Mills with second-degree rape, a felony.

Mr. Ballard is accused of having vaginal sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl when he was 20-years-old on Aug. 31, 2018, at a Newell Street location, according to court documents.

He was being held pending arraignment Tuesday morning in City Court.