LITTLE VALLEY - A Chaffee man pleaded guilty today before Cattaraugus County Judge Larry Himelein to a first-degree rape charge for having intercourse with a 12-year-old girl in the Town of Conewango last May.

Carl A. Barbera, 34, already jailed at the county jail, waived an indictment and pleaded guilty to the highest charge he faced, Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said.

Barbera faces a possible prison term of up to 25 years when he is sentenced Dec. 3.