Tonawanda News — An Amherst man surrendered on a City of Tonawanda warrant Thursday for two counts of third-degree rape and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to police.
Neil L. Stoudemire, 31, of Vine Lane, Amherst, allegedly had sexual relations with a minor on two occasions in June in the City of Tonawanda. The minor is not a City of Tonawanda resident.
Stoudemire was arraigned on the charges after his surrender Thursday.
“At the recommendation of the district attorney, the judge is holding Stoudemire in lieu of $500,000,” Lt. Fredric Foles said. “That’s because he has similar charges pending in Amherst.”
Foles said its unknown if the incident in Amherst involves the same minor, but it is a possibility.
Stoudemire is scheduled for a felony hearing Tuesday.
The investigation that led to his warrant was a joint effort involving Amherst and City of Tonawanda police as well as Niagara County Sheriff’s detectives.