Ex-Westchester cop admits to stalking, sexually abusing woman while on duty

An ex-cop in Westchester County admitted he sexually abused and stalked a lady whereas on responsibility and in uniform, threatening to arrest her except she complied together with his illicit calls for.

Former Peekskill Police Workplace Michael Agovino, 35, pleaded responsible to a number of expenses in trade for a seven-year sentence in state jail with 15 years post-release supervision – a deal prosecutors stated they objected to as a result of he confronted “considerably extra” time behind bars if convicted.

Agovino, who has to register as a intercourse offender as a part of his deal, pleaded responsible on Thursday to a number of expenses together with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree stalking and three counts of second-degree housebreaking.

“Michael Agovino disgracefully violated his oath of workplace and his duty to serve and defend the general public as a police officer by repeatedly abusing his authority, and sexually abusing this lady,” Westchester County District Legal professional Mimi Rocah stated in a press release.

“The sufferer on this case demonstrated nice braveness in her try to carry her abuser accountable throughout this emotionally distressing ordeal and we hope that immediately’s plea helps within the therapeutic course of. I commend the Peekskill Police Division for his or her cooperation on this investigation and prosecution.”  

Agovino had met the lady in July 2019 whereas he investigated a theft through which she was a suspect. After he met the lady in public, he drove her to her residence within the squad automobile, in accordance with the preliminary allegations. As soon as inside, Agovino allegedly pressured her to strip in order that he may search her then groped her and commented she “had stunning breasts,” the grievance in opposition to him stated.

He returned and unlawfully entered her residence on two different events and threatened to arrest her, demanding oral intercourse from her throughout one of many visits, the grievance stated.

The sufferer recorded him in January 2020 throughout a 3rd go to the place he informed her to strip, then grabbed her in opposition to her will, in accordance with the grievance. The cop was arrested in Feb. 15, 2020, and resigned from the Peekskill police power in 2021, in accordance with the DA.

Agovino is scheduled for sentencing in entrance of Choose Barry Warhit on June 23.

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