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Posted on: October 3, 2022

District Attorney Hoovler: 18 Year Sentence in New Windsor Child Sex Assault Case

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For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Ryan Greenbaum 
 October 3, 2022                                                                         845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c


District Attorney Hoovler: 18 Year Sentence in 

New Windsor Child Sex Assault Case


Defendant Previously Pled Guilty to Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree


Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, October 3, 2022, Byron Romero, 36, of New Windsor, was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in state prison and twenty (20) years post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea in Orange County Court to Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree for having engaged in numerous acts of sexual conduct with a child under the age of thirteen (13).   Prior to his release from state prison, Romero will be registered as a sex offender under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).


District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of New Windsor Police Department for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant.

“This defendant’s vile and outrageous conduct permanently affected the innocent victim of his crime,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “While the conviction and sentence cannot restore what the child has lost, it will ensure that this defendant will not be able to victimize anyone again.  I applaud the painstaking investigation by law enforcement and the prosecutor who handled the case.  My Office will continue to provide support for victims of sexual assault and seek to hold offenders accountable for their actions.”

The case is prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Julie Mohl.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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