Saugerties man sentenced for attempted sexual abuse of incapacitated person

KINGSTON – A former janitor at the Northeast Center for Special Care was sentenced in Ulster County Court on Wednesday to attempted sexual abuse for having sexual contact with a patient who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.

Juan Torres-Hernandez, 49, was sentenced to four years in state prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision.

During the attack, another staff member walked in and immediately reported it to authorities.

Torres-Hernandez must register as a sex offender. A stay away order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

Get Email Updates

* indicates required