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A.G. Schneiderman Announces 46-Year Prison Sentence For Former Traumatic Brain Injury Center Counselor Who Sexually Abused Disabled Residents

Jacky Stanley Was Convicted Of Using His Position To Sexually Abuse Six Residents At The Northeast Center For Rehabilitation And Traumatic Brain Injury

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced the sentencing of Jacky Stanley, 51, of Kingston, a former counselor at the Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury in Lake Katrine, New York (Northeast Center), after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing six residents of Northeast Center between July 2014 and February 2015. Stanley was sentenced today by Ulster County Court Judge Donald A. Williams to 46 years in prison and 20 years post release supervision. Stanley has remained in jail since his arrest in August 2016 and will immediately commence his state prison sentence.

“These were heinous acts of abuse targeting residents already suffering from traumatic, life-changing injuries,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “My office recommended a significant sentence based on the defendant’s proven pattern of sexual abuse. We applaud the bravery of the victims who came forward to bring the defendant to justice.”

Stanley’s victims were residents who were admitted to Northeast Center for rehabilitation after sustaining traumatic brain injuries. Stanley’s role, as a unit counselor, was to aid new residents in acclimating to the facility and its programs. Instead, Stanley used his position, and the trust placed in him by his residents, to gain access to the victims to sexually abuse them within days, even hours, of their arrival. The evidence at trial revealed that Stanley threatened one of the victims he abused and the victim’s family on multiple occasions to keep the victim silent. The evidence at trial also showed that one of Stanley’s other handicapped victims woke from his sleep to find Stanley performing oral sex on him. Stanley used not only the victims’ physical and mental disabilities but also his apparent authority and threats of harm to prey upon his six victims and ensure their silence. It was only after one of the victims came forward that Stanley’s pattern of abuse emerged.

Stanley was convicted, after a one-week trial, of twenty-four counts related to his sexual abuse of six victims. These convictions include one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B violent felony, and seven counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D violent felony.

The Attorney General thanks the Town of Ulster Police Department, particularly Detectives William Moylan and Joshua Normann, for their work on the investigation. The Attorney General also thanks the Northeast Center for its cooperation throughout the investigation and trial.

The investigation was led by Senior Investigator Frank Bluszcz and Investigator Peter Olsen of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with the assistance of Medical Analyst Margaret Walsh, RN, under the supervision of Supervising Special Investigator Peter Markiewicz and Deputy Chief Investigator Kenneth Morgan.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General William McClarnon and Catherine Slattery of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit's Pearl River Regional Office, under the supervision of Regional Director Anne Jardine and Thomas O’Hanlon, MFCU’s Chief of Criminal Investigations–Downstate. MFCU is led by Director Amy Held and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Paul J. Mahoney.