Oswego County, NY (February 20, 2019) – On Monday, February 18, state police arrested 42-year-old James E. Pitcher Jr., of Mexico, NY, for the alleged rape of a girl under the age of 14. Pitcher has been charged with both felonies and a misdemeanor in connection to charges of sexual conduct against a child and rape, according to authorities. The misdemeanor charge is for one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to Troopers who worked with authorities investigating the case, Pitcher has been accused of subjecting a child to sexual intercourse and sexual abuse. The victim was reported to have been abused on multiple occasions between 2012 and December 2014 in the city of Fulton.
Pitcher was arraigned in Scriba Town Court and has been taken to the Oswego County jail where he is being held on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. The identity of the victim has not been released.
As of February 19, 2019, victims of child sex abuse now have an extended time frame to come forward and report their abuse, thanks to the New York Child Victims Act. Before moving on, we would first like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the victim of the alleged abuser as we can only hope that she is able to recover from such a tragic experience.
Although the new laws allow victims more time to report abuse, it is important for victims to understand that there has been no change that makes it any easier to prove that abuse has occurred. This means that, while it can be understandably difficult, it can be essential for victims to take action as soon as they feel they are able, at which point, acquiring compassionate and experienced representation is the next step.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our sexual abuse attorneys are devoted to helping the victims of our community recover from their abuse in any way we can. While financial compensation cannot erase the abuse, we feel that holding the criminal party accountable in every manner possible goes at least a short way toward mental and emotional recovery. If you have been the victim of child sex abuse of any kind, please call (212) 779-0057 today.
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