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Sentencing delayed for convicted Clifton Park child molester

Sentencing delayed for convicted Clifton Park child molester

Today's scheduled sentencing of a Clifton Park man for the assault of three boys has been postponed

Today's scheduled sentencing of a Clifton Park man for the assault of three boys has been postponed to Dec. 10 at 1:15 p.m., according to the Saratoga County District Attorney's Office.

Emergency medical technician Eric Loeser, 22, of 24 Reed Lane, Clifton Park, faces 20 years and six months in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced, Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III said recently.

Loeser admitted to second-degree kidnapping, first- and third-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree sexual abuse.

In one case, Loeser was a co-defendant along with a former dispatcher for the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department who was sentenced on Oct. 30 to eight years in state prison for abducting a 15-year-old boy and having sex with him. Timothy Kaye, 31, of Prospect Avenue in Round Lake, was sentenced by Saratoga County Judge Jerry J. Scarano for his role in a 2011 kidnapping of the boy from an Albany group home.

Kaye pleaded guilty in May to second-degree kidnapping and third-degree criminal sex act. He was terminated from his county dispatcher job in 2011.

Scarano also sentenced Kaye to five years of post-release supervision. Kaye will also be required to register with the state's sex offender registry upon his release from prison, and was ordered to stay away from his victim.

Kaye and Loeser befriended a 15-year-old boy and abducted him from his group home in July 2011, with the promise of a better life, according to Murphy.

"Over the course of the next 20 days, the defendants secreted the boy from law enforcement and authorities who were actively looking for him. Over the course of those 20 days, the defendants sexually assaulted the child multiple times," Murphy said.

Of Loeser, Murphy said, "this predator's sexual attack on three boys is so vile, he should be permanently removed from our community."

Loeser used his position as an EMT to befriend some of his victims, authorities said.

Loeser met one of the victims, a 15-year-old, when he responded to a medical call to help him. Loeser befriended him and offered to "run away" with the boy, Murphy said.

The boy reportedly came from a facility connected with Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany.

In July 2011, Loeser abducted the teen from his home and kept him for the next 20 days, sexually assaulting him repeatedly and traveling to Pennsylvania, Vermont and throughout New York state while authorities looked for the boy, Murphy said. Loeser eventually left the teen in an apartment complex in Buffalo, where the boy got help from a neighbor.

Loeser met another victim, age 9, and sexually abused him over several months after he started acting as the child's mentor in 2009, Murphy said.

The third boy was 13 when Loeser befriended him by saying he had treated the boy's injured friend. Loeser encouraged the teen to live with him, Murphy said.

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