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Defendant: Fabio Coutinho (DOB 5/14/76)

March 13, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Fabio Coutinho of Port Chester was sentenced to eight years in state prison for the sexual assault of a child in North Castle in June 2018.

The defendant pleaded guilty to Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, Jan. 24, 2019. Today, Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace sentenced Coutinho to an eight-year state prison term and 15 years post-release supervision. Upon release, he will have to register as a sex offender. A SORA (Sex Offender Registry Act) hearing will be conducted to determine what sex offender level will be designated. 

Background
On June 6, 2018, Fabio Coutinho was working as an interior house painter in a private North Castle residence. While in the home, the defendant engaged in sexual conduct with the five-year-old victim. The victim immediately told her parents what took place. North Castle Police responded and began their investigation. Through DNA testing of both the victim and the defendant, investigators corroborated the child victim’s account.

North Castle PD arrested Coutinho Aug. 21, 2018.

This was a joint investigation by the Special Prosecutions Division Child Abuse Bureau and the North Castle Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Janelle Armentano and Christine Hatfield, Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse/Elder Abuse Bureau. 

Fabio Coutinho

Fabio Coutinho

 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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