Former Peekskill cop sentenced to prison for sexually abusing woman while on the job

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Westchester DA Miriam Rocah announces sentencing of former Peekskill cop

WHITE PLAINS – Former Peekskill Police Officer Michael Agovino was sentenced Thursday, June 23 to seven years in state prison for sexually abusing a woman on several occasions while he was son duty. The offenses took place between 2019 and 2020.

Agovino, 36, of Orangetown, previously pled guilty on March 17 before Barry Warhit, who promised him a sentence of seven years in prison with 15 years of post-release supervision, register as a sex offender, said District Attorney Miriam Rocah. The DA had sought a sentence of 15 years in prison.

“Michael Agovino egregiously violated the trust of the Peekskill community. He grossly abused his position of authority as a police officer and he violated his oath of office,” she said.

(Watch the Facebook video of DA Rocah’s announcement here.)

The plea agreement also required that he plead guilty to all 20 counts of the indictment:

  • Three counts of burglary as a sexually motivated felony;
  • Two counts of burglary as felonies;
  • Two counts of sexual abuse as felonies;
  • Attempted burglary as a sexually motivated felony;
  • Attempted burglary as a felony;
  • Stalking as a sexually motivated felony;
  • Falsifying business records as a felony;
  • Four counts of official misconduct as misdemeanors;
  • Three counts of coercion as misdemeanors;
  • Two counts of forcible touching as misdemeanors.

District Rocah called the victim “extremely brave… to hold her abuser accountable by coming forward after being abused.”

The DA said the Peekskill Police Department worked in partnership with her office on behalf of the victim.