*Hat TiP: Phillip King
This white parasite from Herkimer County faces 19 charges for sex crimes against multiple child victims, which police say happened over the course of 11 years, from 2004-2015.
Daniel Youngs, 45, of Poland, faces four counts of rape, 10 counts of sexual abuse – eight of them first-degree, four counts of criminal sexual act and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The crimes happened while the children were between the ages of nine and 16.
The diabolical abuse happened in Norway and Newport, in Herkimer County.
District Attorney Jeff Carpenter won’t release any more details in order to preserve the victims’ identitites. He says the case was extremely challenging to put together.
“There were reports made to law enforcment that followed up on the allegations,” Carpenter said. “It was a lengthy investigation involving the State Police, my office, as well as the child advocacy center in Ilion and that took several months to put together.”
He says it will be a challenge to prosecute, in part, because attorneys have to look at the statutes at the times the crimes were committed; not the current statutes. When one victim summons the courage to come forward, if there are others, this often prompts them to come forward.
“Young victims such as what we have in this case are reluctant to come forward. When they do, one may come forward and that may cause another one to come forward, etc. That’s really what occured in this case and when you go back so many years, you have to really put these things together, put them in proper time,” says Carpenter.
Of the 19 crimes the white pedophile faces, 15 are felonies. He’s currently being held without bail in the Herkimer County Jail, but his attorney can apply for bail.
The sex terrorist is due in Herkimer County Court Nov. 18.