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Sexual Abuse Trial Of Ex-Dutchess Legislator Starts Upstate

A trial in the sexual abuse case of former Dutchess County Legislator Michael Kelsey got under way in an upstate court this week.
A trial in the sexual abuse case of former Dutchess County Legislator Michael Kelsey got under way in an upstate court this week. Photo Credit: Michael Kelsey/Facebook

The trial of a former Dutchess County lawmaker accused of molesting two Boy Scouts got under way this week, according to a report by The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Jurors were selected Monday in upstate St. Lawrence County Court to weigh the case of Michael Kelsey, a 38-year-old attorney and former Scout master in Fishkill, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

Kelsey, who has been free on bail, was accused of inappropriately touching two 15-year-olds during a Scouting trip in Clifton two years ago, The Poughkeepsie Journal story said.

The trial itself began Tuesday morning, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

To read The Poughkeepsie Journal story, click here.

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