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33-year-old Crown Heights man arrested after sexually abusing 12-year-old female relative

By Mason White 11:16 AM September 3, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A Crown Heights man was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual abuse after sexually abusing his young female relative, prosecutors in New York said.

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced that the 33-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for molesting the 12-year-old female relative.

District Attorney Thompson said: “This is a terrible case of a child being sexually abused by a person she should have been able to trust. This child’s innocence has been lost and now the defendant must be punished.”

The District Attorney said that the defendant, Roodly Loiseau of Crown Heights, was convicted yesterday of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun, who set the sentencing date, at which time the defendant faces up to 14 years in prison.

The judge raised the defendant’s bail from $10,000 to $100,000 upon his conviction.

The District Attorney said that according to trial testimony, on two occasions, the defendant entered the bedroom of the 12-year-old victim and touched her private parts.

Sometime thereafter, the defendant told the victim that he had sexual relations with her while she slept and ordered her to take a pregnancy test.

The victim then told her mother about the abuse as well as the defendant’s claim that he had sex with her. The mother later notified the police and the defendant was arrested.