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Orange County NewsFor Immediate Release Contact: Christopher BorekMonday, July 30, 2018 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
Defendant Sentenced to Eighteen Years in Prison for Raping Two Teenage Girls
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, July 27, 2018, Nicholas McAteer, age 46, of Greenwood Lake, was sentenced following his guilty plea to two counts of Rape in the First Degree, entered in connection with his 2007 and 2011 rapes of two teenage girls. Orange County Court Judge William DeProspo sentenced McAteer to eighteen years in prison, to be followed by a period of post-release supervision.
At the time of his guilty plea, McAteer admitted to the forcible rape of the two girls. He raped the first girl in 2007, when the girl was eighteen years old. The second girl was fifteen years old when McAteer raped her in 2011. The judgment entered against McAteer satisfies an 82-count indictment, involving a series of sexual offenses that he committed against both girls over a number of years.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Greenwood Lake Police Department for its efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case.
“Sex offenses are among the most despicable acts that people can commit against others,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and can often have profound adverse impacts on victims, especially young victims. In my office, we have made it a priority to treat sex offenses involving child victims very seriously, and will seek appropriate, and significant, sentences for those crimes. Today’s sentence will, hopefully, bring some measure of justice and closure to the young people that this defendant victimized, and to their families.”
District Attorney Hoovler commended Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Milza for his prosecution of the case.