In­dict­ment in at­tack on SUNY stu­dent

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Diane PineiroZucker dpzucker@free­manon­line. com; di­aneat­free­man on Twit­ter

The ac­tive­duty Ma­rine ac­cused of rap­ing a SUNY New Paltz stu­dent as she slept in her apart­ment has been in­dicted by an Ul­ster County grand jury for one felony count of sex­ual abuse, the Ul­ster County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice said Thurs­day. He was not in­ducted for rape de­spite ini­tially be­ing charged with the crime.

The in­dict­ment against Lance Cpl. Kevin Guer­rero, of New Wind­sor, was handed up Tues­day.

Guer­rero, age 20 at the time, was ar­rested Sept. 7 by New Paltz po­lice and charged with rape and bur­glary, both felonies. He was lo­cated at his place of em­ploy­ment, the Ste­wart Air Na­tional Guard Base in New Wind­sor.

At the time, po­lice said early in the morn­ing of Sept. 4, a man en­tered a SUNY stu­dent’s apart­ment while she was sleep­ing. She was able to fend off her at­tacker and he fled, po­lice said, adding that the woman was able to pro­vide a de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect. The cam­pus po­lice Face­book page iden­ti­fied the woman as a SUNY New Paltz stu­dent.

Po­lice said that dur­ing their ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion, de­tec­tives learned of two other in­ci­dents in which a man forced en­try into nearby apart­ments. In both of those in­ci­dents, au­thor­i­ties said, the man was en­coun­tered by the apart­ments’ res­i­dents.

The de­scrip­tions pro­vided by those res­i­dents matched the one pro­vided by the SUNY stu­dent, po­lice said.

Sex­ual abuse, as op­posed to rape, in­volves sub­ject­ing a per­son to sex­ual con­tact by forcible com­pul­sion or when that per­son is in­ca­pable of con­sent, ac­cord­ing to state law. Rape is in­ter­course with­out con­sent.

Also in­dicted, ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, were:

• Corey Lar­son, age un­avail­able, of Cragsmoor, for the felonies of men­ac­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, and crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon, a mis­de­meanor.

On May 24, Lar­son was charged with at­tempted mur­der of a po­lice of­fi­cer after call­ing 911 to re­port a crime in progress as a way to lure po­lice into an am­bush at his home in the Wawars­ing ham­let. No one was wounded in the in­ci­dent. He also was charged with the felonies of reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and men­ac­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, and the mis­de­meanor of crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon.

At the time, po­lice said Lar­son re­ported sev­eral un­wanted peo­ple try­ing to get into to his home in the area of Vista Marie Drive in Cragsmoor. When troop­ers ar­rived, shots from a 12-gauge shot­gun were fired at them from in­side the home. One trooper, whose name was not pro­vided, re­turned fire with three rounds from a Glock, state po­lice said at the time. After the ex­change of gun­fire, Lar­son came out of the house, un­armed, and sur­ren­dered.

Be­sides at­tempted mur­der of a po­lice of­fi­cer, Lar­son was charged with the felonies of reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and men­ac­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, and the mis­de­meanor of crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon, po­lice said.

• Su­san A. Whalen, age un­avail­able, of Port Ewen, for crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, a felony.

Whalen was ar­rested Sept. 3 by mem­bers of the Ul­ster County Re­gional Gang En­force­ment Nar­cotics Team (UR­GENT) after fail­ing to ap­pear in court fol­low­ing a 2015 drug ar­rest, po­lice said at the time.

She ini­tially was charged with two felony counts of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and with the mis­de­meanors of re­sist­ing ar­rest and ag­gra­vated un­li­censed driv­ing.

• An­ton Wise-Brown, age un­avail­able, of Pough­keep­sie, for one felony count of ag­gra­vated un­li­censed driv­ing and the mis­de­meanors of drunken driv­ing (two counts), crim­i­nal im­per­son­ation and false per­son­ation.

Wise-Brown was ar­rested by state po­lice on U.S. Route 9W in Eso­pus on June 18 and charged with crim­i­nal im­per­son­ation, driv­ing with a blood-al­co­hol con­tent ex­ceed­ing 0.08 per­cent, ag­gra­vated un­li­censed driv­ing and drunken driv­ing, all mis­de­meanors, and with fail­ure to keep right, an in­frac­tion.

• Dar­ryl Charles, age and ad­dress un­avail­able, for the felonies of crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance (two counts) and tam­per­ing with phys­i­cal ev­i­dence, and with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, a vi­o­la­tion. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion was un­avail­able.

• Scott Craig, age un­avail­able, of Kingston, for two felony counts of sale of a con­trolled sub­stance.

Craig was ar­rested by mem­bers of the Ul­ster Re­gional Gang En­force­ment Nar­cotics Team on May 3 and was charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and sale of a con­trolled sub­stance, both felonies. The ar­rest fol­lowed an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the sale of nar­cotics in Eso­pus.

• Kashawn Wat­son, age un­avail­able, of Kingston, for two felony counts of crim­i­nal sale of a con­trolled sub­stance.

Wat­son was one of 46 de­fen­dants ar­rested Oct.

13 in a crack­down on drug traf­fick­ing in the re­gion. At the time, he was charged with felony pos­ses­sion of heroin with in­tent to dis­trib­ute.

• Win­ford New­son, age and ad­dress un­avail­able, for two felony counts of un­li­censed driv­ing. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion was un­avail­able.

• Hakan Selleskog, age un­avail­able, of Pine Bush, for two felony counts of drunken driv­ing.

Selleskog was ar­rested by state po­lice at Wawars­ing May 23 on state Route 52 in Wawars­ing and charged with the felonies of ag­gra­vated un­li­censed driv­ing, drunken driv­ing and driv­ing with a blood­al­co­hol con­tent ex­ceed­ing 0.08 per­cent.

• Ja­cob Fro­man, age and ad­dress un­avail­able, for two felony counts of drunken driv­ing.

Fro­man was ar­rested May 1 by state po­lice on U.S. Route 9W in Eso­pus on a felony charge of ag­gra­vated un­li­censed op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle (al­co­hol) and mis­de­meanor charges of drunken driv­ing and op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with a blood-al­co­hol con­tent ex­ceed­ing 0.08 per­cent.

• Brit­tany Tissiera, age un­avail­able, of Kingston, for the felonies of drunken driv­ing, ag­gra­vated drunken driv­ing and ag­gra­vated un­li­censed driv­ing.

Tissiera was ar­rested May 25 by state po­lice on Downs Street in Kingston and charged with the same of­fenses as well as with driv­ing with­out a court-or­dered ig­ni­tion in­ter­lock de­vice, a mis­de­meanor.

Guer­rero

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