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Orange County News For Immediate Release Contact: Ryan Greenbaum Wednesday, May 17, 2023 845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c
District Attorney Hoovler Details Prison Sentence in Child Sex Assault Case
Defendant Previously Pled Guilty to Attempted Rape in the First Degree
Defendant Sentenced to Aggregate Term of 14 Years in Prison
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, John Olson, 60, of Warwick, was sentenced to six (6) years in prison to be followed by ten (10) years of post-release supervision after previously pleading guilty to Attempted Rape in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree in Orange County Court. The sentence was ordered to run consecutive to a previously imposed sentence in Delaware County Court for related incidents there. The aggregate sentence imposed on the defendant between the jurisdictions is fourteen (14) years in prison. Olson will also be registered as a sex offender under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA). When he pled guilty, Olson admitted that he attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with a person less than eleven years old and subjected a person who was less than eleven years old to sexual contact.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Orange County Child Abuse Unit for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant.
“The lengthy prison sentence imposed on this defendant is justified based on his admitted abhorrent conduct,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “I thank the law enforcement officers involved in the investigation of this case that helped to assure that the defendant’s actions were brought to light. I commend the brave actions of the victims who came forward and made sure the defendant was held accountable. Cases such as these are challenging and remain a priority of my Office as we seek justice on behalf of crime victims.”
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Purcell.
This criminal charge is merely an allegation 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.