Friday, May 19, 2017



Poughkeepsie attorney charged with sex offense


POUGHKEEPSIE – A Poughkeepsie man was arrested on Thursday and charged by Dutchess County Sheriff’s deputies with inappropriate sexual contact.

Wayne Thatcher, 63, a local attorney, is accused of engaging in a continual course of inappropriate sexual conduct with a client.  He was charged with two counts of forcible touching as misdemeanors – one in the Town of Poughkeepsie and the other in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Thatcher was released on his own recognizance pending future court appearances.

If anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving Thatcher, they are asked to contact the sheriff’s office Detective Bureau at 845-486-3820 and ask for Det. Harris. Persons may also call the tipline at 845-605-2583 or write to All information will remain confidential.

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