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Posted on: September 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] DA Hoovler seeks Public’s Help with Investigation involving School Football Coach

Justin D. Kaffenberger

Orange County News

For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Borek
September 20, 2018                          845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c

District Attorney Hoovler seeks Public’s Help in Investigation Into

High School Assistant Football Coach charged with 

Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in the First Degree  

and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


New York State Police charged Monroe -Woodbury Assistant Football Coach with Felonies Relating to “Sexting” Fifteen-year old Female


District Attorney Requests Public’s Help in Investigation


Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler noted that on September 19, 2018, the New York State Police charged Justin D. Kaffenberger, 23, of Monroe, with two felony counts of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, and two misdemeanor counts Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  In complaints filed in the Town of Monroe Justice Court, Kaffenberger, an assistant football coach at Monroe-Woodbury High School, was accused of sending naked pictures of himself to a fifteen year-old female and requesting that she perform sexual acts on him.  Kaffenberger is next scheduled to appear in Town of Monroe Court on September 24, 2018.

District Attorney Hoovler announced that he is seeking the public’s help in the case and that the case will be presented to an Orange County Grand Jury.  Anyone with any information concerning the matter is urged to contact the New York State Police Monroe Barracks by calling (845) 782-8311.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the New York State Police for their investigation of the case and Kaffenberger’s arrest.

“School is one of the places where our children should feel safest,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “My office will seek severe penalties for those who seek to leverage their positions in working with children to victimize them.  I urge anyone who has information concerning this incident, or any crime involving adults inappropriately dealings with minors, to contact law enforcement.”  

This case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Milza.

A 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.

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