Scotia, NY (March 22, 2019) – On Friday, March 22nd, police announced the arrest of a man for the sexual abuse of a child younger than 11-years-old, according to authorities. 26-year-old Zachary Cota was reported to have been arrested and charged with two accounts of first-degree sexual abuse, as well as other charges.
Authorities have stated that the abuse occurred while Cota was working at a home in Rotterdam as a contractor. While the specific time frame of the incident has not been provided, police reported that Cota had sexual contact with a child under 11-years-old during his time working at the home.
The charges against Cota include two counts of sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual contact with a child less than 11-years-old. Cota has been arraigned in the Town of Rotterdam Court and transported to jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. An order of protection has been issued.
First and foremost, we would like to express our deepest sympathy for the victim, as we maintain hope for their physical, emotional, and mental recovery at this time. In cases involving minors, it is important for family members to know that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows children time to come to terms with their abuse. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are inflexible about holding those who commit sexual offenses liable for their deplorable actions, and we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate and experienced representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York occurs all-too-often, and we are wholeheartedly devoted to helping the victims of such heinous acts. Our sympathetic sexual abuse attorneys understand the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, please don’t hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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