Two Port Ewen men charged with forcing special needs man to engage in sex

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KINGSTON – Two Port Ewen men have been arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with a mentally handicapped young man visiting their residence on Schyver Street in Port Ewen.
Authorities said Daryl Vandemark, 42, and his roommate, John Kindberg, 69, were sent to the Ulster County Jail.  Bail for Vandermark was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond, and for Kindberg at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
Vandemark was charged with four counts of criminal sex act, all felonies, and a misdemeanor of criminal possession of a weapon. Kindberg was charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.
The charges stem from an investigation that revealed that on July 12, the victim was visiting the two men’s residence. It is alleged that Vandemark had forcible sex with him on more than one occasion on that date while Kindberg watched but did not participate.
The victim was threatened with a knife during the incident and was told not to tell the police.
The investigation was conducted by State Police from the Highland and Rhinebeck barracks and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.