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Defendant: Michael Agovino (DOB 05/14/86)

March 20, 2020 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Michael Agovino of Palisades, NY, was indicted for sexually abusing a woman victim while on duty as a Peekskill Police Officer. He was arraigned on a 20-count indictment before Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace on the following charges:

  • Three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class C felony
  • Two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C felony
  • Two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony
  • One count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class D felony
  • One count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, a class D felony
  • One count of Stalking in the First Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class D felony
  • One count of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E felony
  • Four counts of Official Misconduct, a misdemeanor
  • Two counts of Forcible Touching/Forcibly touch other person’s sexual/intimate parts, a misdemeanor
  • Three counts of Coercion in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor

DA Scarpino said, “This indictment shows that no police officer should ever get away with abusing the power entrusted to them. And once again, we want to assure victims of any crime they should feel safe coming forward. We are here to help.”

Background
The charges in this indictment are based on several incidents where, prosecutors allege, that Michael Agovino, while dressed in his Peekskill Police uniform coerced a victim, illegally entered her home, and sexually abused her. He is also accused of filing false reports. At least four separate incidents took place on several dates starting July 9, 2019 and ending Jan. 22, 2020 when the victim reported it.

Unbeknownst to the defendant, the final interaction in the victim’s apartment was audio recorded.

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Michael Agovino

 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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