Peekskill cop indicted on sexual abuse, other charges

WHITE PLAINS – A Peekskill Police officer has been indicted by a Westchester County grand jury on 20 charges including sexual abuse.

The charges are based on several incidents, where, prosecutors allege, that Michael Agovino, 33, while dressed in his police uniform coerced a victim, illegally entered her home and sexually abused her.

He is also accused of filing false reports.

At least four separate incidents took place on several dates starting July 9, 2019 and ending January 22, 2020 when the victim reported it.

Unbeknownst to Agovino, the final interaction in the victim’s apartment was audio recorded.

The indictment includes the following charges:

•   3 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class C felony

  • 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C felony
  • 2 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony
  • 1 count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class D felony
  • 1 count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, a class D felony
  • 1 count of Stalking in the First Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class D felony
  • 1 count of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E felony
  • 4 counts of Official Misconduct, a misdemeanor
  • 2 counts of Forcible Touching/Forcibly touch other person’s sexual/intimate parts, a misdemeanor
  • 3 counts of Coercion in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor

“This indictment shows that no police officer should ever get away with abusing the power entrusted to them,” said District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. “And once again, we want to assure victims of any crime they should feel safe coming forward. We are here to help.”



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