former group home employee arraigned on rape

 

 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that a 14 count indictment was unsealed today against Anthony Fontaine (DOB 09/12/57) of  2 Consulate Drive, Apt 1D, Tuckahoe, New York, charging him with:

 

·         three counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies,

·         two counts of Rape in the First Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies,

·         four counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Class “D” Felonies,

·         two counts of Rape in the Third Degree, Class “E” Felonies,

·         three counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, Class “E” Felonies.

 

The defendant was employed as a driver and resident counselor at the Ossining House, a residential group home for disabled adults in Ossining, New York, at the time he is accused of numerous and varied  sexual attacks including the rape of one of the female residents.

 

Between October 22nd and December 24th, 2011, the defendant is accused of forcible rape, oral and anal sodomy and sexual abuse with a female victim.

 

The victim told one of her attendant’s what happened, and an investigation began by the Westchester County Police assisted by the Sex Crimes Bureau of the District Attorney’s Office.

 

Fontaine was arrested by the Westchester County Police Warrant Squad on June 13, 2012.

 

Bail was set at $75,000 cash or bond.

 

His next court appearance is July 3, 2012.

 

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison on each of the top counts of the indictment.

 

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lopez, Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

 

 

Anthony Fontaine

 

 

 

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of

Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is

merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed

innocent until and unless proven guilty.