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Defendant: Antonio Olivarez (DOB 08/28/77)

July 9, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Antonio Olivarez of Port Chester was sentenced to 13 years in state prison before Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace for forcibly raping a 15-year-old. He pleaded guilty to Rape in the First Degree, a B violent felony, in May.

In addition to prison time, he will serve 20 years post-release supervision and will register as a sex offender.

Background
On Nov. 12, 2017, while in the Village of Port Chester, Antonio Olivarez subjected a 15-year-old to forcible sexual intercourse. The victim disclosed the rape in school the next day and was taken to the Westchester County Medical Center.  After DNA testing revealed the presence of the defendant’s semen on the victim’s pillowcase and blanket, the defendant was sought by Port Chester Police but he evaded capture.

In July 2018, U.S. Marshalls, with the help of Port Chester Police, located the defendant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was found hiding in a closet and resisted arrest. The defendant refused to waive extradition back to Westchester County. The case was indicted before a Westchester County Grand Jury in August 2018, and a Governor’s Warrant was obtained to extradite him back to New York.

Olivarez was arraigned on the indictment in October 2018. On May 3, 2019, hearings before trial were set to begin when the defendant instead entered a guilty plea to Rape in the First Degree.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Owein Levin and Janelle G. Armentano of the Special Prosecutions Division.

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Antonio Olivarez

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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