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Clifton Park man faces kidnapping indictment involving boy

A Clifton Park man was indicted Thursday in Saratoga County Court on charges of kidnapping and endan

A Clifton Park man was indicted Thursday in Saratoga County Court on charges of kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child.

Eric Loeser, 21, of 24 Reed Lane faces three felony kidnapping charges and a misdemeanor endangering charge after authorities said he and another man several times forced a 15-year-old boy to come with them and have sex with them in various places in Malta and Saratoga Springs between July 7 and 26.

Loeser and Timothy M. Kaye, 30, of Round Lake, were initially charged last week with kidnapping and committing a criminal sex act, but the grand jury did not hand down sex charges Thursday.

The arrests came about after a long state police investigation, District Attorney James A. Murphy III said at the time.

Murphy said other indictments on the sex charges may be forthcoming.

Also, in October, Loeser was charged with felony predatory sexual assault of a child after he allegedly engaged in sexual activity in Clifton Park with a child less than 11 years old, state police said then.

In another notable case earlier this week, a former Waterford sewer worker admitted in court Monday that he faked his time sheets to boost his pay.

William M. Hubbell, 60, of 299-3 Hudson River Road, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records in Saratoga County Court.

He was arrested in the spring after an internal town investigation revealed he had inflated his hours at the sewage treatment plant to get more overtime pay. Town officials brought the payroll records to police, who said Hubbell had collected an extra $35,000 between January 2008 and April 2011.

He had been a town employee for about 15 years.

Hubbell was indicted on the charges in August. He is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

Hubbell’s sentence is expected to include restitution, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, which is pushing for jail time, though Judge Jerry Scarano has said he plans to sentence Hubbell to five years’ probation.

Hubbell’s son, William R. Hubbell, 28, of the same address as his father, was indicted on the same charges for his alleged role in the scam.

In other County Court actions Thursday:

• A Wilton man admitted to choking his girlfriend’s teenage son during an argument.

James J. Pigliavento Jr., 37, of 4 Nicklaus Drive pleaded guilty to felony second-degree strangulation stemming from a June 7 domestic incident. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 12.

Police said in June that Pigliavento was drunk when he choked the boy when the teen tried to intervene in a fight between Pigliavento and the boy’s mother. The boy’s neck was bruised.

• Michael S. Kibling, 43, of 24 Northern Pines Road, Wilton, was indicted on charges of felony second-degree assault, misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration and misdemeanor resisting arrest as a result of a July incident in Wilton.

• Adam J. Colson, 28, of 310 Main St., Corinth, was sentenced to 11⁄2 to three years in state prison for a felony attempted burglary conviction dating from March in Corinth.

• Gustavo Artavia, 33, of 45A Saratoga Court, Latham, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle, He was arrested in Malta on Oct. 10.

• Paul V. Ruddy Jr., 43, of 6 Rosewood Drive, Clifton Park, was sentenced to one to three years in state prison and ordered to install an ignition interlock device for three years as a result of a January felony driving while intoxicated charge in Clifton Park.

• Matthew J. Scarangello, 44, of 976 Hudson River Road, Mechanicville, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated. He was arrested September in Mechanicville.

• Michelle M. Neahr, 40, of 465 Southline Road, Galway, was sentenced to six months in Saratoga County Jail and five years’ probation and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device after a felony drunken driving conviction with a child in the vehicle. She was arrested July 4 in Saratoga Springs.

On Monday:

• One of the three men charged with stealing jackets from Eastern Mountain Sports in Wilton was sentenced to five years of probation.

Brandon Law, 23, of Cohoes, and two other men were charged in February with felony fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing six North Face winter jackets from the store on Route 50. Law pleaded guilty in September.

• Veeto Harris, 57, of 15 Gridley Ave., Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to felony attempted sale of a controlled substance.

• Adriano Bonopaladino, 35, of Hallendale, Fla., pleaded guilty to felony attempted assault and possession of stolen property.

• Duane E. Savage, of the Clearview Motel in South Glens Falls, was sentenced after a probation violation to 11⁄3 to four years in state prison with credit for time served for a drunken driving charge.

• Joshua Casler, 27, of 34B Meyer Road, Clifton Park, was sentenced to drug treatment court after a probation violation on a driving while intoxicated charge.

• Timothy R. Conrad, 33, of 14 Pearl St., Schuylerville, was sentenced to serve 10 weekends in the Saratoga County jail and continue probation after committing a probation violation on a felony attempted sex abuse conviction.

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