Monday, April 15, 2019


Ellenville man, with history of domestic violence, convicted again


KINGSTON - An Ellenville man was convicted in Ulster Cunty Court of three counts of aggravated family offense and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Raymond Ducker, a prior felon, assaulted the mother of his child in the presence of four children on August 6, 2018. While driving, the defendant repeatedly struck the victim, looped a phone cord around her neck and burned her face with a lit cigarette. The victim suffered a concussion, extensive bruising and a burn scar that lasted for months. An 8 year old, 3 year old and two infants were in the car while the defendant terrorized the victim.

At trial the defendant denied striking the victim and said that she was burned by the cigarette accidently while he was pushing her away.

This is the defendant's fourth domestic violence conviction. He has previously been convicted of stalking, criminal contempt and criminal mischief. The defendant's prior convictions each involved different intimate partners.

Aggravated Family Offense was a law specifically created by the New York State legislature to address domestic violence offenders who continue to offend after previously being convicted of a domestic violence offense.

The defendant faces up to two to four years in state prison for his convictions when sentenced in June.

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