KINGSTON – An Ulster County grand jury handed up an indictment charging Marine Corps Lance Corporal Kevin Guerrero, 20, with sexual abuse, three counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary in connection with three recent attacks on female SUNY New Paltz students at their off-campus apartments. He was also charged with trying unsuccessfully to enter a fourth apartment. He is also accused of breaking into a local business with intent to commit a crime and of subjecting a person to sexual contact in one of the residences while she was asleep.
All of the offenses are alleged to have occurred in the Village of New Paltz in the early morning hours of September 4. All of the occupants were asleep at the time that he entered their apartments.
The indictment replaces one handed up last week for sexual abuse. District Attorney Holley Carnright said that indictment was handed up for the sole purpose of statutory deadlines for a person who is incarcerated.
Guerrero, stationed at the Stewart Air National Guard Base, was arrested on September 7 following an investigation by New Paltz Police.
Special Victims Bureau Chief Katherine Van Loan is handling the case for the DA’s Office and Guerrero is represented by the Ulster County Public Defender’s Office.