Michael Park, 40, formerly of Old Mine Road in the Town of Rochester, pleaded guilty on Wednesday August 14 to the felony crime of course of second-degree sexual conduct against a child. According to the Ulster County District Attorney, the defendant admitted that between September 1, 2014 and June 30, 2018, he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child who was less than thirteen years old.
Park was arrested on October 19, 2018, following an investigation by the Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center. The charges involve sexual contact with two different children while they were under the age of thirteen and endangerment of those children and a third child under the age of seventeen years old.
“This man was brought to justice by the courage of the young victims who came forward and reported to a parent what he had done,” said District Attorney Holley Carnright. “This was the first case handled by an investigator new to our office with an extensive background in computer crimes. His expertise enabled us to develop evidence which offers compelling corroboration of the victims’ disclosures.”
Park faces up to seven years in state prison and up to ten years of post-release supervision. He will be required to register under the New York State Sexual Offender Registration Act for a minimum of 20 years. The case was prosecuted by Special Victims Bureau Chief, Katherine R. Van Loan. The defendant was represented by Herman Kaufman, Esq. of the firm H. Kaufman Associates in Brooklyn.