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DA confirms Niskayuna man confesses to child sex abuse


SCHENECTADY ​- In a shocking turn of events, a Niskayuna resident has confessed to ⁢the crime of ​Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child, involving a minor under ⁢the age of 13, as per the ⁢reports from ‍the Schenectady County District Attorney’s office.

The accused, Robert Miller, 50, of Niskayuna, admitted his guilt in the Schenectady County Court on Tuesday. He was charged with a class D violent felony, specifically, second-degree course‌ of ⁣sexual conduct against a child.

Miller confessed to committing two or more acts of sexual contact,‌ defined as touching, against a child under‍ 13 over a period exceeding three months.

As a consequence of his actions, Miller is facing a seven-year prison sentence, the maximum punishment permitted by law for this particular crime. In addition, he will be subjected to 10 years of post-release supervision and will ‌be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

The presiding Judge, Matthew​ Sypniewski, has issued a 25-year‍ order ⁢of protection for the victim. Miller’s sentencing is scheduled for April 9.

The victim, a child who was well acquainted with Miller, was subjected to these heinous acts. The Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office revealed that Miller had been granted regular unsupervised access to the child, and the​ abuse began when the child was as ⁣young as eight.

The investigation into this child sexual ​assault case was initiated in October 2023.⁢ The child was taken ​to the Schenectady County Child Advocacy Center for a forensic interview conducted by Yoni Moskov, a full-time child forensic interviewer ‍working⁤ for the District Attorney’s Office. The child provided a detailed account of the years of sexual abuse.

Following this, detectives ⁤from the Niskayuna Police Department were able to secure both verbal and written admissions⁣ of guilt from Miller, the latter in the form of an‌ apology note he had ⁢written for ‍his victim.

Juniper Li
Juniper Li
Juniper Li, with her roots in documentary filmmaking, brings a unique narrative style to local news reporting. A graduate of NYU’s Journalism program, Ava has a keen eye for stories that capture the essence of community life. Her reporting often highlights local achievements and challenges, drawing on her experience in visual storytelling.
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