Ellenville man sentenced to prison on rape conviction

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KINGSTON – An Ellenville man, who had rape charges against him
dropped by an Ulster County grand jury last May, was sentenced in Ulster
County Court on Monday in connection with another rape.

Jean Carlos Colon, 23, was sentenced to 22 years in state prison plus
20 years of post release supervision. He will also be required to register
as a sex offender for life and an order of protection was issued in favor
of the victim and two members of her household, which will remain until
January 29, 2048.

Colon pled guilty on November 9, 2017 to the violent offense of first-degree
rape in satisfaction of a two-count indictment that included a charge
of burglary. He admitted that on June 23, 2017, after breaking into the
victim’s home in Ellenville, he engaged in forcible sex.

He was arrested on the day of the offense following an investigation by
Ellenville Village Police, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, State
Police Forensic Identification Unit and the Ulster County District Attorney’s
Office.
Colon was found a few hours later at a bus stop.

Special Victims Bureau Chief Katherine Van Loan handled the prosecution
in the case.