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Area Sex Offense Suspect Faces Six New Charges, Including Rape

Tyson Kreig
Tyson Kreig Photo Credit: Dutchess County Sheriff

An area sexual offense suspect has been charged with six counts of rape and other sexual abuse charges following an investigation, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office announced.on Monday, Feb. 22.

Red Hook resident Tyson Kreig, age 40, has been charged with multiple counts of rape and other offenses in connection to an ongoing investigation by detectives.

Kreig, age 40, was arrested on Monday and charged with:

  • Two counts of first-degree rape;
  • Attempted rape;
  • Four counts of third-degree rape;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Criminal sexual act.

This is the third time in less than two months that Kreig was arrested on charges connected to inappropriate sexual contact.

Dutchess County Sheriff Capt. John Watterson said that all charges are felonies and are the result of new victims coming forwards and filing new complaints with the Sheriff’s Office.

Watterson said that no additional information about the victims, number of victims, or circumstances regarding the cases will be released as the investigation continues.

Kreig was arraigned in the Town of Red Hook Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond for each victim.

The investigation into Kreig is ongoing. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Det. Sgt. Adam Harris at (845) 486-3852 or at aharris@dutchessny.gov, or Det. Jeffrey Cohen at (845) 486-3827 or at jcohen@dutchessny.gov.

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