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Indictment Unsealed in Child Sexual Abuse Case

Written By Editor on 8/19/23 | 8/19/23

DELHI - Delaware County Acting District Attorney Shawn J. Smith announced that John Macrabie, 26, of Walton, New York appeared for arraignment on a four-count indictment in Delaware County Court. 

Counts One and Two of the Indictment accuses the defendant of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, each Class A Misdemeanors.  Count Three of the Indictment accuses the defendant of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a Class D sexually motivated felony.  Count Four of the indictment accuses the defendant of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony.

The defendant is alleged to have sent the child naked pictures of himself on a social media account in an effort to engage in oral sexual conduct with her.  The defendant later engaged in oral sexual conduct with that child, while in the presence of a 2-year-old child. 

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the Hon. Gary A. Rosa released the defendant to the supervision of the Delaware County Probation Department under non-monetary terms and conditions.  

The case is scheduled for a conference on September 5 at 9:00 A.M. 

Acting District Attorney Smith commended Sergeant Tyler McAteer of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office for his thorough investigation into this case. Smith also thanked Cassandra Spatafora, a victim’s advocate from Safe Against Violence, for her supportive assistance in guiding the child victim throughout the legal process. 

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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