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8-Year-Old Who Froze To Death Inside NY Garage Was Failed By Child Protective Services: Jury 8-Year-Old Who Froze To Death Inside NY Garage Was Failed By Child Protective Services: Jury
8-Year-Old Who Froze To Death Inside NY Garage Was Failed By Child Protective Services: Jury A scathing grand jury report found that Child Protective Services (CPS) workers in New York had ample opportunities to save an 8-year-old boy whose years of abuse at the hands of his ex-NYPD officer father culminated in him freezing to death inside a garage. The 71-page report, made public Thursday, April 4, found that Suffolk County CPS received at least 10 reports of abuse or neglect from Thomas Valva’s teachers in the two years leading up to his January 2020 death inside the garage of his Center Moriches home. Valva died of hypothermia after he and his 10-year-old brother Anthony w…
Woman Stalks Local Victim For Months, Files False Child Abuse Claims, Police Say Woman Stalks Local Victim For Months, Files False Child Abuse Claims, Police Say
Woman Stalks Local Victim For Months, Files False Child Abuse Claims, Police Say A woman from the region is accused of stalking a person for months, stealing their identity, and wrongly accusing them of child abuse. Rensselaer County resident Nacirema Harris, age 28, of Troy, was arraigned on more than a dozen charges, including burglary and identity theft, in Albany County Court on Friday, March 8. New York State Police said troopers began investigating the case in January 2024. After determining that Harris had followed the victim in both Troy and Albany, they obtained a warrant to search her Troy residence. Further investigation determined that Harris targeted the v…
Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child
Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child A 28-year-old Hudson Valley man will spend years behind bars for demanding oral sex from a child under the age of 13 for years. Orange County resident Trevon Hudson, of Middletown, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 20, followed by 10 years post-release supervision. According to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, Hudson admitted in court that he engaged in oral sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13. Hoovler thanked the Orange County Child Abuse Investigation Unit for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant. “This defendant’s admi…
Registered Sex Offender Rapes Child In Region, Police Say Registered Sex Offender Rapes Child In Region, Police Say
Registered Sex Offender Rapes Child In Region, Police Say A registered sex offender is facing fresh charges after allegedly raping a child in the region, police said. Saratoga Springs Police arrested Terrance Crawford, age 38, on Monday, Feb. 19, after they were contacted by a relative of the alleged victim. The family member told investigators they had discovered incriminating social media conversations between Crawford and the child, police said. Following an investigation, Crawford was arrested without incident and charged with rape and criminal sex act, both felonies. Authorities did not reveal the child’s age, gender, or relationship to th…
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Hudson Valley Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Hudson Valley
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Hudson Valley A Westchester woman will spend time in prison for shaking and bouncing a 3-month-old baby while employed as a nanny, causing him to suffer a seizure. White Plains resident Nija Woodbury, age 23, was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday, Feb. 5 for assaulting a baby in her care while employed as a nanny, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, at around 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023, Woodbury had been employed as a nanny for a family from Mount Pleasant.  While working, she aggressively shook and bounced the 3-month-ol…
Man Assaults 5-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, Inflicting Serious Injuries: Police Man Assaults 5-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, Inflicting Serious Injuries: Police
Man Assaults 5-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, Inflicting Serious Injuries: Police A man faces assault charges after a 5-year-old child was discovered with serious injuries in the Hudson Valley, police said. Micheal Echeverria was arrested on Monday, Nov. 13 by police in the Putnam County town of Kent, Kent Police announced on Thursday, Nov. 16.  According to the department, the events leading up to Echeverria's arrest began when Child Protective Services contacted officers around 11 a.m.  Kent Police detectives then discovered that a 5-year-old child had sustained serious injuries and interviewed both the child's mother and Echeverria, who was placed…
Man Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring Of Children At Hudson Valley Eatery Man Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring Of Children At Hudson Valley Eatery
Man Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring Of Children At Hudson Valley Eatery A man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child by attempting to promote prostitution out of a coffee shop in the Hudson Valley.  Greene County resident David J. Bacucci, age 42, of the hamlet of Purling, was charged on Wednesday, Nov. 1 by the New York State Police along with the Village of Goshen Police Department and the Orange County Child Abuse Unit. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, an investigation revealed that Bacucci was involved in endangering the welfare of children by attempting to promote their prostitution out of Davey’s Baris…
Hudson Valley Man, 28, Admits To Having Oral Sex With Child Hudson Valley Man, 28, Admits To Having Oral Sex With Child
Hudson Valley Man, 28, Admits To Having Oral Sex With Child A 28-year-old Hudson Valley man faces years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of criminal sexual act for having oral sex with a child under the age of 13. Orange County resident Trevon Hudson, of Middletown, made the guilty plea on Monday, Oct. 30. According to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, his office will recommend that Hudson be sentenced to 15 years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced next year. He will also be registered as a sex offender. Hudson admitted in court that, being eighteen 18 years or older, he engaged …
Admitted Child Sex Abuser From Region Gets Nearly Decade In Prison Admitted Child Sex Abuser From Region Gets Nearly Decade In Prison
Admitted Child Sex Abuser From Region Gets Nearly Decade In Prison A man from the region who confessed to sexually abusing two children will spend nearly a decade behind bars. Rensselaer County resident Johan Felipe Giraldo was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday, Oct. 26, stemming from an incident involving two children in the Town of Schaghticoke. He pleaded guilty to attempted rape and forcible touching in Rensselaer County court following his arrest in August 2022. Following Thursday’s sentencing, Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly recognized the victim for coming forward and sharing their “painful story.” “I also want to th…
Man From Region Sexually Abused Child For Years, Jury Finds Man From Region Sexually Abused Child For Years, Jury Finds
Man From Region Sexually Abused Child For Years, Jury Finds A 29-year-old man from the region is facing decades in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young child for years. Douglas Eckler, of Cohoes, was found guilty of sex crimes by a jury in Albany County Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 18. According to prosecutors, Eckler repeatedly sexually abused the victim for several years, between the spring of 2020 and February 2023. The abuse started when the victim was under the age of 13.  In court Wednesday, jurors convicted him on one count of predatory sexual assault against a child, a felony. Eckler faces up to 25 years to l…
'Heinous Crime': Man Who Raped 10-Year-Old At Area Home Gets Decades In Prison 'Heinous Crime': Man Who Raped 10-Year-Old At Area Home Gets Decades In Prison
'Heinous Crime': Man Who Raped 10-Year-Old At Area Home Gets Decades In Prison A 70-year-old man from the region could spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping a young child. Albany County resident Eric Edwards, of Watervliet, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in Albany County Court on Thursday, Aug. 17. It followed his jury conviction for first-degree rape in June 2023. According to prosecutors, Edwards raped a 10-year-old child at a home on 4th Avenue in Watervliet in February 2020. The child was known to him. “While no prison time will restore the innocence stolen from this child, the maximum was the only sentence appropriate for this heinous crime,” s…
Man Lures Teen Into Car, Attempts To Sexually Abuse Victim At Area Store, Police Say Man Lures Teen Into Car, Attempts To Sexually Abuse Victim At Area Store, Police Say
Man Lures Teen Into Car, Attempts To Sexually Abuse Victim At Area Store, Police Say A 48-year-old man’s attempt at sexually abusing an underage teen outside a convenience store in the region has landed him behind bars, police said. Saratoga County resident Joseph Kohler, of Clifton Park, is facing multiple charges stemming from the alleged encounter, which occurred Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Town of Halfmoon. According to sheriff’s deputies, Kohler tried luring the 16-year-old victim into a car outside the Stewart’s Shops near Route 146 and Old Plant Road.  Investigators said his goal was to commit a sexual offense. He later lied about the events in a written stateme…
Man Exposes Himself To 8-Year-Old Girl In Region, Police Say Man Exposes Himself To 8-Year-Old Girl In Region, Police Say
Man Exposes Himself To 8-Year-Old Girl In Region, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with luring a child to commit a felony after allegedly exposing himself to an 8 -year-old girl. Orange County resident, James A. Grant Jr., age 74, Pine Bush, was arrested on Wednesday, July 26 for an incident that took place on Wednesday, July 19. On July 19, troopers in Sullivan County responded to Main Street in the village of Bloomingburg around 9 p.m., for a report of a male exposing himself and attempting to lure children to him, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Grant was reported to have exposed himself to an 8-year-old female and requested the child …
Child Rape: Hudson Valley 'Predator' Who Abused Minor For Years Gets Decades In Prison Child Rape: Hudson Valley 'Predator' Who Abused Minor For Years Gets Decades In Prison
Child Rape: Hudson Valley 'Predator' Who Abused Minor For Years Gets Decades In Prison A man from the region who subjected a young child to years of repeated sexual abuse will spend decades in prison. Orange County resident Cecilio Navarro, age 35, of Middletown, was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison in Orange County Court on Tuesday, July 18. It came after a jury convicted him of multiple sex crimes in March 2023. Earlier Report: Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child According to prosecutors, Navarro began sexually abusing the victim in December 2016, when the victim was under the age of 13. The abuse continued on and off through 2021. Navarro w…
Child Under 13 Sexually Abused For Years, Man From Region Charged Child Under 13 Sexually Abused For Years, Man From Region Charged
Child Under 13 Sexually Abused For Years, Man From Region Charged A man from the region has been charged with predatory sexual assault of a child following an investigation by New York State Police. Sullivan County resident Lavaun Weir, age 31, of Monticello, was arrested on Thursday, July 13, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Nevel said an investigation revealed Weir engaged in deviant sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old and the abuse occurred over several years.  As a result, Weir was charged with predatory sexual assault of a child, a felony. Weir was arraigned in the Town of Fallsburg Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail witho…
'Courageous' 14-Year-Old Sex Abuse Victim Helps Put Area Rapist In Prison 'Courageous' 14-Year-Old Sex Abuse Victim Helps Put Area Rapist In Prison
'Courageous' 14-Year-Old Sex Abuse Victim Helps Put Area Rapist In Prison A 29-year-old man from the region is facing years behind bars after admitting that he sexually abused a minor. Albany County resident William Maguire, of Voorheesville, pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes in Saratoga County Court on Friday, July 7. Maguire admitted that he forcibly sexually assaulted the 14-year-old victim while they were sleeping at a home in the town of Providence in January 2023. Afterward, he told the victim not to say anything. “The victim courageously reported the assault shortly after it happened and responded to Albany Medical Center where a medical examination w…
'No More Bruises': Foster Mom In Region Abused 4-Year-Old Before Boy's Beating Death, Jury Says 'No More Bruises': Foster Mom In Region Abused 4-Year-Old Before Boy's Beating Death, Jury Says
'No More Bruises': Foster Mom In Region Abused 4-Year-Old Before Boy's Beating Death, Jury Says The wife of a New York man convicted of murdering their 4-year-old foster son not only knew the boy was being abused in the months before his death, but played an active role in it, a jury found. Schenectady County resident Latrisha Greene, age 27, of Rotterdam, was found guilty on multiple charges of perjury and endangering the welfare of a child in Schenectady County Court on Friday, June 23. It came months after her husband, 29-year-old Dequan Greene, was sentenced to the maximum of 25 years to life in prison for second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of the…
Alleged Sexual Assault Of Child: 28-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Faces Pair Of Felony Charges Alleged Sexual Assault Of Child: 28-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Faces Pair Of Felony Charges
Alleged Sexual Assault Of Child: 28-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Faces Pair Of Felony Charges A joint investigation has led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a child. The New York State Police Child Abuse Unit (CAU) in Orange County announced on Monday, June 19 the arrest of Trevon O. Hudson, age 28, of the city of Middletown. The investigation began after authorities said they received an allegation of a man engaging in sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old. Hudson was arraigned in the City of Newburgh Court on Friday, June 16, and charged with: Predatory sexual assault against a child, a Class A-II felony, Sexual abuse …
Sex Crimes Against Child: Accused Hudson Valley Man Charged With 3 Felonies Sex Crimes Against Child: Accused Hudson Valley Man Charged With 3 Felonies
Sex Crimes Against Child: Accused Hudson Valley Man Charged With 3 Felonies A joint investigation by authorities has led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man accused of sex crimes against a child, rape, and other charges. The New York State Police Child Abuse Unit (CAU) in Orange County announces the arrest of Eduardo R. Martinez Rojas, age 29, from the town of Woodbury on Friday evening, June 16.  The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the New York State Police Child Abuse Unit in conjunction with Orange County Child Protective Services after receiving an allegation of an adult male engaging in sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old…
Child Sex Abuse: Hudson Valley Man Charged After Allegations Surface Child Sex Abuse: Hudson Valley Man Charged After Allegations Surface
Child Sex Abuse: Hudson Valley Man Charged After Allegations Surface A Hudson Valley man is behind bars following an investigation into the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 15. Orange County resident Sergio Lucero, age 40, of the village of Monroe, was arrested on Sunday, June 11 by the New York State Police. The State Police Child Abuse Unit working in conjunction with Orange County Child Protective Services received allegations regarding Lucero engaging in sexual conduct with a child less than 15 years old, said Trooper Steven Nevel. An investigation led to the arrest of Lucero who was formally charged with felony criminal sex act second-degree an…
Child Sex Abuse: Man From Region Engaged In Sexual Conduct With Victim Under Age 11, Police Say Child Sex Abuse: Man From Region Engaged In Sexual Conduct With Victim Under Age 11, Police Say
Child Sex Abuse: Man From Region Engaged In Sexual Conduct With Victim Under Age 11, Police Say A 25-year-old man from the region is facing sex crimes charges after allegedly sexually abusing a young child. Greene County resident Kenneth Ball, of East Durham, was arrested Friday, June 9, following a joint investigation by New York State Police and Greene County Child Protective Services. According to investigators, Ball was found to have engaged in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 11. He is facing the following charges: First-degree criminal sex act First-degree sex abuse Endangering the welfare of a child He was scheduled to be arraigned in Greene County Court on Monda…
Police Officer In Hudson Valley Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Child, Rape Police Officer In Hudson Valley Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Child, Rape
Police Officer In Hudson Valley Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Child, Rape A 23-year-old police officer who was employed at two different agencies in New York has been been charged with sexual assault against a child, rape and two other offenses. New York State Police Latham Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Orange County resident John Kyle B. Dizon, age 23, of Cornwall, on Friday, June 9, and charged him with the following: Predatory sexual assault against a child,  Criminal sexual act in the first degree,  Rape in the first degree, Sexual abuse in the first degree. On Thursday, June 1, state police received information that an adult man had se…
Child Sex Abuse: Hudson Valley Man Charged With Assault Of Minor Under 13 Child Sex Abuse: Hudson Valley Man Charged With Assault Of Minor Under 13
Child Sex Abuse: Hudson Valley Man Charged With Assault Of Minor Under 13 A Hudson Valley man has been charged with the sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. Orange County resident Liberio Nieto, age 28, of the city of Middletown, was arrested on Tuesday, June 6 by the New York State Police Child Abuse Unit. Working in conjunction with Orange County Child Protective Services, state police received allegations regarding an adult male engaging in sexual conduct with a child less than thirteen years old, said Trooper Steven Nevel.  The investigation led to the arrest of Nieto, who was charged with predatory sexual assault of a child. Nieto was process…
Sexual Assault Of Child: Hudson Valley Man Admits To Raping Young Girl Sexual Assault Of Child: Hudson Valley Man Admits To Raping Young Girl
Sexual Assault Of Child: Hudson Valley Man Admits To Raping Young Girl A Hudson Valley man faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13. Orange County resident Jesus Torres, age 32, of Goshen, pleaded guilty on Monday, June 5 to the charges under a plea deal, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Once released, Torres will be under 10 years of post-release supervision and required to register as a sex offender, the DA's Office said. Earlier report: Accused Rapist From Hudson Valley Apprehended After Fleeing State, Police Say Torres admitted in court that he engaged in sexual interc…
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Child Under 11 Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Child Under 11
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Child Under 11 A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to prison after admitting he had sexually abused a child under the age of 11. Orange County resident John Olson, age 60, of Warwick, was sentenced to six years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Olson was sentenced on Tuesday, March 7, after admitting that he attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with a person less than 11 years old and subjected a person who was less than 11 years old to sexual contact, Hoovler said. The incidents are alleged to have occurred at a d…
'Evil' Stepmom Gets 25 Years For Freezing Death Of NY 8-Year-Old 'Evil' Stepmom Gets 25 Years For Freezing Death Of NY 8-Year-Old
'Evil' Stepmom Gets 25 Years For Freezing Death Of NY 8-Year-Old More than three years after an 8-year-old boy froze to death inside the garage of his New York home, a second adult is heading to prison for his murder. Long Island resident Angela Pollina, age 45, of Center Moriches, received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, April 11.  It followed her jury conviction for second-degree murder and other charges for her role in the death of Thomas Valva, her stepson.  Earlier Report: Center Moriches Father's Ex-GF Convicted For Murder Of Boy Forced To Stay In Freezing Garage Valva died of …
32-Year-Old Admits To Raping Child In Hudson Valley 32-Year-Old Admits To Raping Child In Hudson Valley
32-Year-Old Admits To Raping Child In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man is awaiting sentencing after admitting to raping a child. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Eric Vazquez, age 32, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty in Orange County Court to first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.  Under the plea agreement announced on the record at the time that Vazquez pleaded guilty, it is anticipated that he will be sentenced to 15 years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced in mid-June. As part of the sentence, Vazquez will also be registered as a sex offender unde…
Sexual Abuse Of 3-Year-Old Lands Hudson Valley Man In Prison For 20 Years Sexual Abuse Of 3-Year-Old Lands Hudson Valley Man In Prison For 20 Years
Sexual Abuse Of 3-Year-Old Lands Hudson Valley Man In Prison For 20 Years A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of a 3-year-old child and photographing the horrific crimes. Ulster County resident Benjamin Santiago, age 28, of Saugerties, was sentenced by Judge Bryan Rounds in Ulster County Court to 20 years to life on Monday, March 20. The sentence comes after a June 2022 conviction of predatory sexual abuse against a child, following an investigation by the Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center of Santiago’s crimes. The Advocacy Center was assisted by members of the Town of Saugerties Police Department. “This case has s…
‘Victim Of Me Too Movement’ Who Raped 11-Year-Old Girl In Region Gets Prison Time ‘Victim Of Me Too Movement’ Who Raped 11-Year-Old Girl In Region Gets Prison Time
‘Victim Of Me Too Movement’ Who Raped 11-Year-Old Girl In Region Gets Prison Time A 33-year-old man from the region will spend decades behind bars for raping an 11-year-old girl. William Lindley, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Monday, March 13, in Schenectady County Court. It followed his conviction on multiple violent felonies, including first-degree criminal sex act, in January 2023. Prosecutors said Lindley fondled and subjected the victim to anal and oral sexual contact while the girl’s mother was at work. The assaults happened in Schenectady on a single day in June 2020. Schenectady Police began investigating in August 2021 when the child r…
NY Father's Ex-Girlfriend Convicted For Murder Of 8-Year-Old Forced To Stay In Freezing Garage NY Father's Ex-Girlfriend Convicted For Murder Of 8-Year-Old Forced To Stay In Freezing Garage
NY Father's Ex-Girlfriend Convicted For Murder Of 8-Year-Old Forced To Stay In Freezing Garage The former girlfriend of the father of an 8-year-old boy who died after being forced to live in the garage of a New York home amid freezing temperatures has been convicted of murder after a jury trial. On Friday afternoon, March 10, a jury found Long Island resident Angela Pollina, age 45, of Center Moriches, guilty of second-degree murder and other related charges, for her role in the death of Thomas Valva, who died of hypothermia in 2020 after Thomas and his 10-year-old brother Anthony were forced to sleep in an unheated car garage in below-freezing temperatures. For months…
Registered Sex Offender From Region Rapes Child Under Age 13, Police Say Registered Sex Offender From Region Rapes Child Under Age 13, Police Say
Registered Sex Offender From Region Rapes Child Under Age 13, Police Say A registered sex offender from the region is accused of sexually assaulting a child. Saratoga County resident James Forgett, age 52, of Malta, was arrested Friday, March 3, following an investigation by State Police. Troopers were initially contacted in August 2022 with a report that an adult had physical and sexual contact with a child. Investigators determined that Forgett had sexual intercourse with a child beginning in 2017, when the victim was under the age of 13, police said. According to troopers, he was previously arrested for disseminating indecent material to a minor in 2019. …