East Fishkill man arrested for predatory sexual assault of child over period of time

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EAST FISHKILL, NY – An East Fishkill  man is being accused by police of having long term sexual contact with a child.  The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), reports the arrest of Victor A. Lopez (age 55 of East Fishkill) in connection with an investigation into the sexual assault of a child. The investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau along with Investigators from the CAC.

Mr. Lopez was arrested on 12/29/20 and is accused of subjecting a child to sexual contact over an extended period of time. No further information about the victim or the case will be released at this time in order to protect the victim’s privacy. At this time Mr. Lopez has been charged with Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, which is a Class A Felony. After being processed he was arraigned before the Town of East Fishkill Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail.

If anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving Mr. Lopez they are urged to contact Detective Ben Sistarenik at 845-486-3833 or bsistarenik@dutchessny.gov. Information can also be provided via the Sheriff’s Office tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or dcsotips@gmail.com, and all information will be kept confidential.


The investigation is continuing by Sheriff’s Office Detectives and CAC Investigators, and more information may be released as it becomes available. As with any criminal case the charge described above is merely an accusation, and Mr. Lopez is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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