MONTICELLO, NY (October 13, 2011) – Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Alan Charles, age 24, of Monticello, NY was sentenced to an aggregate of 57 years in state prison and 20 years of post release supervision on his convictions for:
Rape in the 1st Degree, a class B violent felony;
Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree, formerly known as “Sodomy”, a class B violent felony;
Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, a class D violent felony;
Rape in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony; (sentence of 4 years in state prison and 10 years post release supervision)
Criminal Sexual Act in the 3rd Degree, formerly known as “Sodomy”, a class E felony; (sentence of 4 years in state prison and 10 years of post release supervision)
Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor; (sentenced to 90 days jail)
2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, misdemeanors; and ( sentenced to 1 year jail on each)
2 counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the 1st Degree, misdemeanors. (sentenced to 1 year jail on each)
Judge Frank Labuda sentenced Charles to 25 years in state prison each on the forcible rape and sodomy counts and 7 years on the sexual abuse count with those sentences to run consecutively, for a total sentence of 57 years. He also ordered 20 years of post release supervision, issued an permanent order of protection for the victim and ordered that Charles register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law at the completion of his state prison sentence.
Charles was convicted of forcibly raping, forcibly sodomizing and forcibly sexually abusing a 15- year- old girl during a sexual assault in her bedroom in May of 2010 after a jury trial in June of this year. Charles was accused of acting with an accomplice during the sexual assaults. … Charles was also convicted of statutory sexual offenses and providing vodka to the 15-year-old girl and her 14-year-old friend on the night of the rape and sexual acts and endangering both children. Those sentences were ordered to run concurrently with the 57 years imposed on the top counts.
During the trial Farrell presented the testimony of the 15-year-old girl as well as physical evidence, medical evidence and scientific evidence to prove the case. … In addition, Charles’ DNA was found on the girl’s body. Fallsburg Police arrested the defendant after an investigation that included recovery of physical evidence and medical evidence at Catskill Regional Medical Center. Charles denied having any sexual contact with the girl when he spoke to police, but he refused to provide his DNA and his DNA had to be obtained by a search warrant. All of the DNA evidence was analyzed by the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center and expert testimony from two forensic scientists was presented to the jury, as well as expert medical testimony, including the Emergency Room physician and nurse who examined the victim.
DA Farrell personally prosecuted this sexual assault case against Charles who is a reputed member of the “Bloods” street gang. Farrell said that sexual assault cases are very important and deserve his personal attention, “Rape and sexual assault are about power and control and this defendant’s actions were no different – telling this 15-year-old child during the sexual assault ‘this is what you deserve.’ The sentence imposed by the court resulted in him receiving what he deserves – being removed from society for an extended period time.”