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Canaan, NY – Youth Services Employee Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Minors

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Last Updated: 07-27-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Canaan, NY (June 26, 2019) – According to state police, an employee who works for a company that provided youth services has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing minors as of Wednesday, June 26th. Police stated that Kelli Wagers, 39, is the accused employee who now faces several charges.

While the details surrounding the allegations against Wagers are currently unclear, authorities reported that staff at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth alerted Troopers of the possibility of sexual abuse by an employee. The allegations were made on June 17th and resulted in a subsequent investigation.

Investigators stated that Wagers was arrested on two counts of criminal sex act and two counts of sexual abuse, as well as endangering the welfare of a child. The suspect was arraigned and taken to Columbia County Jail on $15,000 bail. The precise ages of the victims have not been released but police stated that both are under 17-years-old.

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Canaan, NY – Youth Services Employee Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Minors

First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to both victims of the suspect as we maintain hope for their abilities to fully recover from the abuse. It is terribly important to understand that, as the victim of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have very substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation for the misconduct that you were wrongfully forced to endure.

At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to holding sexual abusers liable for their atrocious and appalling actions. Our compassionate attorneys are unconditionally dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our sexual abuse attorneys at 212-779-0057 today.

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