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June 16, 2022 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced the sentencing of a New Castle resident who was convicted by a jury of sexually abusing a woman while she was sleeping.

Anthony Urena, 25, was sentenced on June 15, 2022, to 10 years of probation and the requirement that he register as a sex offender. In March, a jury convicted Urena after trial of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a felony. The District Attorney’s Office recommended a term of state prison.

In a victim impact statement made to the court, the victim stated: “You have stolen something from me I will never get back. I felt violated. I felt scared… I felt betrayed. I felt embarrassed… No one should ever have the misfortune of blissfully thinking they can trust a friend who is not really a friend at all and would violate them given the opportunity. I hope this trial has aided in saving another girl from becoming a victim of sexual assault.”

On July 21, 2019, at approximately 4 a.m., Urena sexually abused the victim while she was sleeping in the defendant’s home in New Castle. The New Castle Police Department arrested Urena on Nov. 5, 2020, following an investigation, with assistance from the Ossining Police Department.

The case was before Judge Susan Cacace in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by Sex Crimes Bureau Chief Wendy Parra and Assistant District Attorney Charlotte Gudis.

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Anna Young, Public Information Officer
(914) 995-3586
ayoung@westchesterda.net

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