By Brian Golden
Sun Staff Writer
NORWICH – The Chenango County grand jury met Wednesday and handed up a number of criminal indictments. At the proceeding, the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office presents evidence against those they wish to prosecute. It is up to the jury to decide if there is enough reasonable cause to charge a person with a felony offense.
Those indicted by the grand jury are arraigned before the county or Supreme Court judge at a later date.
The grand jury indicted eight individuals:
• Delos J. Holmes, 36, Norwich, was indicted on two counts of first degree criminal sex act, a class B felony; two counts of first degree incest, a class B felony; one count of second degree rape, a class D felony; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.
It’s alleged that Holmes, during the month of May 2010, engaged in sexual conduct with a person less than 11 years old, and that he committed the crime of rape or criminal sexual act against a person whom he knew to be related to him, the second degree rape charge stemming from allegations that Holmes had sexual intercourse with a female relative under the age of 15.