rye building superintendent arraigned on

burglary and sex abuse




Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Kujtim Nicaj (DOB 11/09/68) of 58 C Peck Avenue, Rye, New York, was arraigned today on an eight count indictment charging him with:


·         one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony,

·         one count of Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class “C” Felony,

·         six counts of Sexual Misconduct, class “A” Misdemeanors.


On February 8th, 2012 the defendant, who was employed at the time as the superintendent at the Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments, entered the victim’s apartment without authorization.


While inside, the defendant engaged in multiple sex acts with the owner’s 15 month old Labrador Retriever dog.


This conduct was recorded on nanny cam type devices which the homeowner had previously set up.


The Rye City police were notified.


The defendant was questioned and subsequently arrested by Rye City police.


Bail was continued at $100,000 and his next court date is May 29, 2012.


The defendant faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in state prison and if convicted of the felonies will have to register as a sex offender.


Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Sex Crimes Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Mary Ann Liebowitz of the Investigations Division are prosecuting the case.









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.