DA: Schenectady man admits rape of child; Investigation began as teacher noticed concerning text messages

Corey Sheroka - Credit: Schenectady County District Attorney's Office

Corey Sheroka - Credit: Schenectady County District Attorney's Office

SCHENECTADY A city man admitted Friday to raping a child, Schenectady County District Attorney’s officials said.

Corey Sheroka, 33, of Schenectady, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree rape.

He admitted to raping a child under the age of 15, prosecutors said.

Sheroka had faced a six-count indictment, including three counts of disseminating indecent material to minors and one count each of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.

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The investigation began when the victim’s teacher noticed concerning text messages on the child’s phone, prosecutors said. The school social worker then informed police of their findings.

The victim was interviewed at the Schenectady Child Advocacy Center, where she disclosed the sexual assault, prosecutors said. Medical evidence and text messages corroborated the child’s disclosure, prosecutors said.

Youth Aid Bureau Detective Kristen Florell investigated with the help of Schenectady County Child Protective Services.

Sheroka is to be sentenced later to seven years in state prison, with 10 years of post-release supervision and a full 25-year stay away order of protection in favor of the victim. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Sheroka pleaded guilty in front of Judge Mark J. Caruso. Assistant District Attorney Maria Apruzzese prosecuted. Sheroka is represented by attorney John Della Ratta.

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