A town man endangered two boys by being naked in the same room as them when the boys were at his home last year, a jury found Friday, the prosecutor in the case said.
The Glenville Town Court jury convicted Kenneth Hollenback, 61, of Glenridge Road, on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, misdemeanors. The jury acquitted him on a third count of endangering the welfare of a child.
The jury found Hollenback removed his own shorts while in a pool with one boy last year. In a separate incident, the jury fund he walked into the bathroom at his home naked in summer 2014 while another boy showered. The jury acquitted Hollenback of allegations he was naked in front of the first boy in 2013.
Glenville police arrested Hollenback in August 2014. The boys were ages 11 and 12.
Prosecutor John Carson of the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office commended the boys for facing Hollenback in court. Both testified. Carson said the families are satisfied with the result.
Hollenback is to be sentenced in December. He faces up to two years in jail.
A big factor in his sentencing recommendation to the judge, Carson said, is whether Hollenback accepts responsibility for his actions.
Hollenback’s attorney, Robert Law, suggested to the jury in opening statements last week that the boys had ulterior motives and that police rushed to judgment in the case.
Hollenback will be sentenced in December by Glenville Town Justice Paul Davenport.
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