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Post date: August 17 2016

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Indictment Of Former Nursing Home Counselor For Alleged Sexual Abuse Of Residents Who Suffered From Traumatic Brain Injuries

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2016

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A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF FORMER NURSING HOME COUNSELOR FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ABUSE OF RESIDENTS WHO SUFFERED FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES 

Jacky Stanley Arraigned On Indictment Alleging He Sexually Abused Impaired Residents 

Schneiderman: Those Who Use Position As Caretaker To Abuse Others Will Be Prosecuted 

PEARL RIVER– Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictment of Jacky Stanley, a former employee of Northeast Center for Special Care.  Stanley is charged with sexually abusing six residents of the facility, all of whom suffered from traumatic brain injuries.

“Sexual assault of New York’s impaired residents is beyond reprehensible – it’s inconceivable,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Those who use their position as trusted caretakers to abuse others will be prosecuted.”

Northeast offers care and rehabilitation to individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries caused by stroke, motor vehicle accidents, falls and other catastrophic events. Stanley was employed as a counselor at Northeast and was responsible for helping new residents acclimate to the Center. Stanley’s duties included managing the social environment and ensuring that residents participated in their required programs.

Between July 2014 and February 2015, Stanley allegedly used his position to gain access to six residents and forcibly perform sex acts on them, including oral sex on three of his victims, one of whom was asleep at the time.  Stanley is also accused of abusing one of the residents on three different occasions. Stanley was suspended and then terminated from the facility based upon allegations of sexual abuse.  Orders of protection were issued for each of the victims. 

Stanley, 50, of Kingston, is charged in a 33-count indictment with Predatory Sexual Assault, a class A- II felony, multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, and multiple counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony, and related charges. He faces from ten years to life in prison. He was arraigned today before the Hon. Donald A. Williams in Ulster County Court. The defendant pled not guilty and was remanded without bail. The next court date is September 27, 2016, at 2:00 PM.

The charges against the defendant are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Attorney General thanks the Town of Ulster Police Department, particularly Detectives William Moylan and Joshua Normann, and the Northeast Center for Special Care for their assistance in this matter.  

The investigation was led by Investigators Frank Bluszcz and Peter Olsen with the assistance of Supervising Special Investigator Peter Markiewicz and Deputy Chief Kenneth Morgan. Special Assistant Attorney General William McClarnon of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Pearl River Regional Office is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Regional Director Anne Jardine.  Thomas O’Hanlon is MFCU’s  Chief of Criminal Investigations–Downstate.  Director Amy Held and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Paul Mahoney lead MFCU.  The Division of Criminal Justice is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Kelly Donovan.

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