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Troopers: Man sexually abused child under age of 11 in Rotterdam

Troopers: Man sexually abused child under age of 11 in Rotterdam

He would face up to 25 years in prison, if convicted
Troopers: Man sexually abused child under age of 11 in Rotterdam
Kyle J. Desantis
Photographer: New York State Police (inset); Gazette file photo (background)

ROTTERDAM - A man sexually abused a child under the age of 11 in Rotterdam, state police said.

Kyle J. Desantis, 31, was arrested this past week and charged with one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony. Desantis previously lived in Pattersonville and has been known to frequent Schenectady, state police said.

Desantis was arrested after a two-month investigation showed he sexually abused the child on "numerous occasions" in Rotterdam, troopers said.

Desantis was arraigned and ordered held.

If convicted, he would face up to 25 years in state prison.

The investigation into Desantis is continuing and investigators ask that anyone who knows of suspicious interactions with Desantis to contact them at 518-630-1712.

State police were assisted by members of the Schenectady County Office of Child Protective Services.

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