Police: Hudson Valley woman had sexual contact with underage boy at youth facility

On June 21, the New York State Police from the Livingston Barracks arrested Kelli R. Wagers, 39, of Philmont, for two counts of Criminal Sex Act in the 2nd degree, a class E felony, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor, and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree, a class B misdemeanor.

On June 17, State Police investigators were alerted by Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth staff of possible sexual abuse by an employee. Police investigation determined that a Columbia County woman employed as a clinician at Berkshire Farm Center in Canaan committed two sexual acts and instances of sexual abuse with a victim under the age of 17 years old while at the facility.

Wagers was arraigned before the town of Livingston Court, and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 secure bond.