Ulster man charged in Dutchess with rape of child


POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office along with the Child Advocacy Center arrested a Town of Ulster man in connection with an investigation into the sexual assault of a child.

Patrick Finkle, 27, was arrested on June 17 and charged with having sex with a victim under the age of 15 over a three-day period.

Finkle has been charged with felony second-degree rape and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. After being processed he was arraigned and released to county probation pending a future court appearance.

Patrick Finkle

The investigation is continuing.

If anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving Finkle, they are urged to contact Deputy David Meyer at 845-486-3778 or dmmeyer@dutchessny.gov. Information may also be provided to the sheriff’s office tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or dcsotips@mail.com. All information will be kept confidential.