Friday, January 11, 2019




Wallkill man gets prison for sexual abuse of patient


GOSHEN – A man, who worked as a treatment aide in a facility that is operated, licensed and certified by the State Office of Mental Health, was sentenced on Thursday to four years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision.

On October 22, 2018, Nathan Oglesby, 57, was found guilty after a jury trial before Orange County Court Judge William DeProspo to criminal sexual act and sexual abuse. Oglesby allegedly had sexual contact with a female inpatient. Under state law, a resident or inpatient of such a facility is deemed incapable of consenting to sexual contact with facility staff members. The jury found that although Oglesby did not forcibly subject the victim to sexual contact, he did commit the crimes of criminal sexual act and sexual abuse.

The four-year sentence was the maximum permissible for those crimes.

“We sought and obtained the maximum permissible under the law for this defendant, who abused his position of trust to take advantage of a hospital patient when the patient was most vulnerable,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “We cannot allow those who need and seek treatment to be victimized by those who are charged with caring for them.”


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