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Babysitter Admits Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old Girl Found Covered In Bleach In Region Babysitter Admits Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old Girl Found Covered In Bleach In Region
Babysitter Admits Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old Girl Found Covered In Bleach In Region One year after a 3-year-old New York girl was found murdered inside her home, the man responsible has formally confessed. Rensselaer County resident Robert Fisher, age 34, of Rensselaer, pleaded guilty to murder and rape on Tuesday, July 9, in the death of Josefina Cunningham. According to prosecutors, emergency crews were called to the girl's Rensselaer home near Broadway and Tracy Street on July 7, 2023, after relatives found her not breathing. Earlier Report: Man Rapes, Murders 3-Year-Old Girl At Home In Region, DA Says Josefina’s mother found her lying lifeless on the floor, fo…
Fugitive Child Rapist Nabbed Out Of State After Dodging Court Date In Region, Police Say Fugitive Child Rapist Nabbed Out Of State After Dodging Court Date In Region, Police Say
Fugitive Child Rapist Nabbed Out Of State After Dodging Court Date In Region, Police Say An accused child rapist in the region is back behind bars after he allegedly fled the state to avoid prosecution. Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputies took custody of 36-year-old Siatar Creech, of Northumberland, on Tuesday, June 11, weeks after he was arrested by the US Marshals Service in South Carolina. Creech was originally arrested in September 2022 after a New York State Police investigation found that he repeatedly raped a child under the age of 17 in the town of Moreau, according to police. Following his arraignment in Ballston Spa Village Court, he was released on his own recognizan…
Man Forces Way Through Door To Rape, Assault Victim In Region, Police Say Man Forces Way Through Door To Rape, Assault Victim In Region, Police Say
Man Forces Way Through Door To Rape, Assault Victim In Region, Police Say A man from the region is facing sexual assault charges after reportedly forcing his way through a door to reach his alleged victim. Saratoga County resident Anthony Collins, age 42, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Saturday, June 8, on rape and related charges. According to sheriff’s officials, deputies were called to a Milton home on Lilith Fair on Friday, June 7, for a sexual assault. Investigators found that Collins pushed his way through a door, injuring the victim’s finger, before forcibly raping them, deputies said. Additional details, including the victim’s gender and age, were not i…
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For 2 Violent Rapes Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For 2 Violent Rapes
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For 2 Violent Rapes A Hudson Valley man will spend the next 25 years in prison for raping and beating a woman twice.  Rockland County resident Rigoberto Lopez Castro, age 26, of Spring Valley, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 5, to a total of 25 years for the two rapes and one count of burglary, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II. On Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, Castro forcibly raped the victim, a woman previously known to him, the DA's office said. According to Scott Waters of the District Attorney's Office, during the attack, Castro held a belt to the victim's neck and hit her&nb…
Psychologist Sexually Abused Teens At Juvenile Lockup In Region For Years, Police Say Psychologist Sexually Abused Teens At Juvenile Lockup In Region For Years, Police Say
Psychologist Sexually Abused Teens At Juvenile Lockup In Region For Years, Police Say A state psychologist is accused of sexually abusing numerous underage victims at a New York State juvenile detention center going back years. Maya Hayes, of Albany, was arrested Friday, April 12, following a New York State Police investigation into allegations of abuse at Columbia County’s Brookwood Secure Center, located in the town of Claverack. According to police, the 62-year-old sexually assaulted numerous victims at the facility over several years while employed as a clinician. No other details about the alleged abuse were made public.  Hayes' arrest followed a grand jury indic…
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…
Kitten’s Abuse Probe Leads To Rape, Robbery, Other Charges Against Man From Region Kitten’s Abuse Probe Leads To Rape, Robbery, Other Charges Against Man From Region
Kitten’s Abuse Probe Leads To Rape, Robbery, Other Charges Against Man From Region What began as an animal cruelty investigation ended with nearly a dozen criminal charges, including seven felonies, against a man from the region. Albany County resident Preston Wido, age 36, of Latham, was indicted on rape, robbery, and nine other charges in Albany County Court on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Wido was initially arrested by Troy Police in April 2023 after a domestic violence investigation found that he seriously injured a 2-month-old kitten at a home in Lansingburgh, according to police. The cat’s owner brought the animal to a veterinarian, where it was determined it had suffered a c…
Man From Region Sexually Abuses Underage Victim, Police Say Man From Region Sexually Abuses Underage Victim, Police Say
Man From Region Sexually Abuses Underage Victim, Police Say A 35-year-old man from the region is accused of sexually abusing a minor. Rensselaer County resident Joshua Perry, of Troy, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 31, following a month-long investigation, according to the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office. A grand jury has since returned an indictment on multiple charges, sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday, Sept. 6. Perry is charged with the following: Three counts of first-degree rape (felony) Three counts of first-degree sexual abuse (felony) Investigators did not reveal the alleged victim’s age or gender or say how the two know each other.…
Support Swells For Vietnam Vet Exonerated Of 1975 Rape In Hudson Valley Support Swells For Vietnam Vet Exonerated Of 1975 Rape In Hudson Valley
Support Swells For Vietnam Vet Exonerated Of 1975 Rape In Hudson Valley Nearly half a century after a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran was wrongfully convicted of rape that he was found to have not committed, community members are coming together to help him rebuild his life.  South Carolina resident Leonard Mack, age 72, has been exonerated of a 1975 rape in Greenburgh that he was convicted of in 1976, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, Sept. 5.  Earlier Report: New DNA Evidence Exonerates Man Of Rape In Greenburgh: DA Seeks To Vacate Conviction Following his wrongful conviction, Mack served a sentence of ove…
Wappinger Man Charged With Rape After Yearlong Investigation Wappinger Man Charged With Rape After Yearlong Investigation
Wappinger Man Charged With Rape After Yearlong Investigation A Hudson Valley man is behind bars on rape charges following a year-long investigation. Dutchess County resident Kawliga B. Shapiro, age 42, of the town of Wappinger, was charged on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Shapiro is accused of having sexual intercourse with someone who is unable to consent on at least two occasions in 2022, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.  No additional information was provided to protect the victim's privacy. Shapiro has been charged with: Two counts of felony rape Two counts of felony endangering the welfare of an incom…
Rape: Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Pair Of Attacks Rape: Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Pair Of Attacks
Rape: Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Pair Of Attacks Two men from the region have been charged with the rape of two women at the same home. The incidents took place in Ulster County on Saturday, July 15, at a home in the town of Shawangunk.  An investigation revealed that Ulster County resident Ronald Paul Dean, age 26, of the hamlet of Wallkill, sexually assaulted an individual at the home, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel. At the same time, Lawrence James Wilson, age 27, also from the hamlet of Wallkill sexually assaulted a different person along with Dean while at the home, Nevel said. Wilson was charged with rape. De…
Former Student Teacher Raped 16-Year-Old From Region, Jury Finds Former Student Teacher Raped 16-Year-Old From Region, Jury Finds
Former Student Teacher Raped 16-Year-Old From Region, Jury Finds A former student teacher in the region is facing years in prison after raping an underage girl. Nikos Assimakopoulos, age 25, of Albany, was convicted of rape and other charges by a Schenectady County jury on Friday, July 28, following a four-day trial. According to prosecutors, Assimakopoulos began messaging the 16-year-old victim on social media in November 2019, while he worked as a student teacher at Catholic Central High School in Troy. At the time, he was 21 years old and pursuing a degree in English education from the College of Saint Rose. The two eventually met in Niskayuna and r…
Man Rapes, Murders 3-Year-Old Girl At Home In Region, DA Says Man Rapes, Murders 3-Year-Old Girl At Home In Region, DA Says
Man Rapes, Murders 3-Year-Old Girl At Home In Region, DA Says A man from the region is facing murder charges after allegedly raping and killing a 3-year-old girl. Robert Fisher, age 33, of Rensselaer, was indicted for second-degree murder and first-degree rape by a Rensselaer County grand jury on Friday, July 28. According to prosecutors, emergency crews were called to a Rensselaer home near Broadway and Tracy Street on Friday, July 7, for a young girl who wasn’t breathing. Despite the efforts of medics, the girl was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center. Fisher was indicted three weeks later following an “extensive” investigation involving multi…
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…
Hudson Valley Convicted Rapist Caught Blackmailing Teens For Sex Photos, US Attorney Says Hudson Valley Convicted Rapist Caught Blackmailing Teens For Sex Photos, US Attorney Says
Hudson Valley Convicted Rapist Caught Blackmailing Teens For Sex Photos, US Attorney Says A convicted rapist from the Hudson Valley on probation has been caught extorting teen girls online for sex photos and videos online. Orange County resident Cameron McEwen, age 21, of Middletown, was arrested on Tuesday, April 25 for targeting at least two girls online and forcing them to engage in sexually explicit activity or he would share their photos with others, said the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams. The criminal complaint charges that McEwen persuaded a 16-year-old girl (Victim 1) living in Alaska to engage in sexually explicit activity, take …
Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child
Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child A man from the region is facing decades behind bars after being convicted of raping a child. Orange County resident Cecilio Navarro, age 35, of Middletown, was found guilty of multiple sex crimes by a jury on Tuesday, March 14. Prosecutors had argued that Navarro sexually abused a child beginning in December 2016, when the victim was under the age of 13. The abuse continued on and off through 2021.  Navarro was arrested by the Orange County Child Investigation Unit in June 2022, and the trial began on Tuesday, March 7. Jurors convicted him of the following crimes: Predatory sexual…
Dating App Nightmare: Man Rapes, Assaults Woman From Region, Police Say Dating App Nightmare: Man Rapes, Assaults Woman From Region, Police Say
Dating App Nightmare: Man Rapes, Assaults Woman From Region, Police Say A 24-year-old man is facing multiple violent felonies for allegedly raping and physically assaulting a woman after the two met online, authorities said. Saratoga County resident Andrew Cosme, of Clifton Park, was arrested following an investigation by the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office and a grand jury indictment. Investigators said the victim called police on Jan. 29 saying she had been violently raped and physically assaulted by a man she had met on a dating app. Cosme was taken into custody after a week-long investigation. He was ordered held at the Rensselaer County jail on $40,000…
Man, Age 42, Indicted For Rape Of 7-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, DA Says Man, Age 42, Indicted For Rape Of 7-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, DA Says
Man, Age 42, Indicted For Rape Of 7-Year-Old In Hudson Valley, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been indicted for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl. Ottoniel Gomez-Martinez, age 42, of Ramapo, was charged on Thursday, Feb. 9, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh. On Thursday, Feb. 2, Gomez-Martinez is alleged to have sexually abused and raped a 7- year-old female in his home, Walsh said.  “As alleged, the defendant used his relationship with the seven-year-old victim to violate and sexually abuse her," Walsh said. "The defendant will now be held responsible for his heinous actions, and he will be prose…
Rape Of 13-Year-Old Leads To Man's Arrest In Region, Police Say Rape Of 13-Year-Old Leads To Man's Arrest In Region, Police Say
Rape Of 13-Year-Old Leads To Man's Arrest In Region, Police Say An area man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old who had locked themselves in a bedroom after the rape. The incident took place in Sullivan County around 11:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 in Bloomingburg. New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel said troopers responded to a residence in Bloomingburg for a report of a sexual assault against a minor.  When they arrived, they spoke with Christopher M. Call-Ross, age 29, of Bloomingburg. While speaking with Call-Ross, troopers learned that the victim was still at the residence and had locked themselves in a bedroo…
Pleasant Valley Man Accused Of Raping Teen 'Known To Him' Pleasant Valley Man Accused Of Raping Teen 'Known To Him'
Pleasant Valley Man Accused Of Raping Teen 'Known To Him' A Hudson Valley man has been charged after state police say he raped a teenage victim known to him. According to New York State Police, Dutchess County resident Sean Kelly, age 49, of Pleasant Valley was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 4, and charged with: Second-degree criminal sex act, a Class D felony Third-degree rape, a Class E felony An investigation determined Kelly engaged in sexual conduct with a victim that was known to him under the age of 15, and again under the age of 17. Kelly was arraigned in the town of Pleasant Valley Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lie…
‘Violent Criminal’ Who Raped Woman In Region Sentenced ‘Violent Criminal’ Who Raped Woman In Region Sentenced
‘Violent Criminal’ Who Raped Woman In Region Sentenced A 25-year-old man will spend decades behind bars after being convicted of a violent, sexual assault on a woman in the region. Tyrell O’Neill, of Troy, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in Rensselaer County Court on Wednesday, Jan. 4. It followed his June 2022 jury conviction on multiple charges, including first-degree rape, criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment, and strangulation stemming from an attack that occurred in Troy. Rensselaer County prosecutors said O’Neill forced himself on the victim without her consent. The woman later testified that O’Neill applied pressure to her th…
Seen Him? Police, FBI Looking To Locate Area Man Wanted For Rape Of Minor Seen Him? Police, FBI Looking To Locate Area Man Wanted For Rape Of Minor
Seen Him? Police, FBI Looking To Locate Area Man Wanted For Rape Of Minor The New York State Police and the FBI are asking the public for help locating a man who allegedly raped a minor in the Hudson Valley. Jesus Torres, age 31, of Goshen, is wanted on an extraditable warrant for raping a female child in Orange County, said Trooper Steven Nevel. The Southern District of New York has also issued a warrant for Torres for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Nevel said. Nevel said charges were filed against him on Tuesday, Oct. 18, but Torres has eluded capture.  Torres is described as being 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds.  He was last known to be in the are…
Hudson Valley Man Gets Maximum Sentence For 'Horrific' Sex Crimes Against Child, DA Says Hudson Valley Man Gets Maximum Sentence For 'Horrific' Sex Crimes Against Child, DA Says
Hudson Valley Man Gets Maximum Sentence For 'Horrific' Sex Crimes Against Child, DA Says A Westchester County man has been sentenced for repeated sexual conduct with a child and rape. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 48-year-old Virgilio Cruz was sentenced to two consecutive 25-year sentences, 50 years in total, for his crimes, the maximum sentence available, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah. “Today, this defendant was held to account for horrific crimes committed against a vulnerable child,” Rocah said. “We hope the victim, who was extraordinarily brave and testified in court, can begin their journey to healing and feeling safe." According to Rocah…
49-Year-Old Charged With Rape After Joint Investigation In Region 49-Year-Old Charged With Rape After Joint Investigation In Region
49-Year-Old Charged With Rape After Joint Investigation In Region A 49-year-old man from the region is behind bars, accused of rape. Sullivan County resident Hummler Colas, of the town of Thompson, was arrested following a joint investigation by New York State Police and Sullivan County Child Protective Services. Police did not specify the age of the alleged victim or the relationship between the two. Colas was charged with third-degree rape and criminal sex act, both felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned at the Town of Mamakating Court, where a judge ordered him held at the Sullivan County jail on $60,000 bon…
Rapist Caught After Assault On Trailway In Area, Police Say Rapist Caught After Assault On Trailway In Area, Police Say
Rapist Caught After Assault On Trailway In Area, Police Say An alleged rapist was nabbed by police after he allegedly assaulted a woman on a popular Hudson Valley Trailway. The incident took place in Mahopac shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 on the Putnam Trailway. According to Lt. Michael Bodo, of the Carmel Police, the department was notified of a sexual assault on the Trailway near Weber Hill Road in Mahopac. Responding Carmel officers were told that a possible sexual assault had occurred and were quickly able to locate and detain a suspect who was attempting to flee the area on a bicycle, Bodo said. Officers began an investi…
20-Year-Old Charged With Rape Threaten Victim With Machete In Region, Police Say 20-Year-Old Charged With Rape Threaten Victim With Machete In Region, Police Say
20-Year-Old Charged With Rape Threaten Victim With Machete In Region, Police Say A 20-year-old man has been charged with rape after allegedly physically and sexually assaulting a victim in the region while threatening that person with a machete.  Sullivan County resident Joseph Callas, age 20, of Bloomingburg, was arrested on Monday, Aug. 22 in the town of Mamakating. Callas was arrested after state police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home in Mamakating, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel. An investigation revealed that Callas threatened the victim with a machete and physically and sexually assaulted the victim, Nevel said. He…
Woman Was Raped, Strangled By Registered Sex Offender In Region, Police Say Woman Was Raped, Strangled By Registered Sex Offender In Region, Police Say
Woman Was Raped, Strangled By Registered Sex Offender In Region, Police Say A convicted rapist is once again behind bars, accused of repeatedly raping and strangling a woman in the Capital District. Albany County resident, Wyatt Bleau, age 27, of Guilderland, was arrested following an investigation into crimes that allegedly occurred over a seven-day period, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 11. During that time, Bleau held the victim against her will and repeatedly sexually assaulted her at his home, she told Guilderland Police. He was arrested on multiple charges, including first-degree rape and strangulation. Bleau is a registered sex offender with a prior rape conv…
Man From Region Charged With Rape In Child Abuse Investigation Man From Region Charged With Rape In Child Abuse Investigation
Man From Region Charged With Rape In Child Abuse Investigation A 47-year-old man from the region is facing rape and child endangerment charges following an investigation by police and Child Protective Services. Edward Hotalen, of Fallsburg, was arrested after an investigation from the Sullivan County Child Protective Services and New York State Police, authorities announced on Friday, July 1. State Police said Hotalen was charged with: Third-degree rape Third-degree criminal sex act Third-degree sexual abuse Endangering the welfare of a child He was arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, $10,000.00 S…
65-Year-Old Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing, Raping 15-Year-Old In Hudson Valley 65-Year-Old Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing, Raping 15-Year-Old In Hudson Valley
65-Year-Old Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing, Raping 15-Year-Old In Hudson Valley A 65-year-old man was found guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl in the Hudson Valley. Rockland County resident Jimmie Moore, of Haverstraw, was found guilty of third-degree rape, third-degree attempted rape, and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. The trial began on Monday, June 13, and ended on Monday, June 27, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh on Wednesday, June 29. Investigators found that Moore sexually abused and raped the victim in Haverstraw from May 1, 2019, through July 20, 2019, the DA's Office reported.  "I want to thank the Haverstraw P…
Man From Region Accused Of Raping Young Child Man From Region Accused Of Raping Young Child
Man From Region Accused Of Raping Young Child A Capital District man is behind bars, accused of raping a young child. Saratoga County resident Allen Millington, age 26, of Gansevoort, was first arrested Wednesday, May 11, after police were tipped off that he possessed images consistent with child sexual exploitation, New York State Police said. The cyber tip was reported to the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Millington was arraigned in Wilton Town Court on charges of promotion of a sexual performace by a child and possesion of a sexual performance by a child, according to police. He was ordered held at the Sarat…
Statewide Alert Issued For Man From Area Wanted For First-Degree Rape Statewide Alert Issued For Man From Area Wanted For First-Degree Rape
Statewide Alert Issued For Man From Area Wanted For First-Degree Rape Have you seen him? New York State Police issued an alert on Friday, April 29 seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ulster County resident Luis D. Fernandez, age 46, of Kingston.  Fernandez failed to appear in the Greene County Court after being released on bail and is wanted for multiple felony charges including: Predatory sexual assault against a child, a Class A felony,  Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, a Class B felony,  Four counts of rape in the first degree, a Class B felony.  He is also wanted by the Greene County Sheriff’s Off…