DA Hoovler Announces Guilty Plea in Child Sex Abuse Case

November 29, 2018

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Course of Sexual Conduct Against
A Child in the First Degree

Defendant to be Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, November 26, 2018, Jacob Hogencamp,46, of Wallkill, pled guilty before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill, to Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a Class B violent felony. At the time that Hogencamp pleaded guilty, he admitted that between September 2013 and June 2014, he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child who was less than thirteen years old. Pursuant to the plea agreement which was placed on the record at the time Hogencamp pleaded guilty, he will be sentenced to fifteen years in state prison and ten years post-release supervision when he is sentenced on January 28, 2019.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the New York State Police and the Orange County child Abuse Unit for their investigation of the case and for the defendant’s arrest.

“Children are the most innocent and vulnerable of victims and anyone who uses them for their own sexual gratification deserves a lengthy state prison sentence,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “The disposition of this case ensures that this defendant will be unable to victimize any more children for at least fifteen years, and spares this victim the additional trauma of having to testify. I am hopeful that the survivor can now begin the process of dealing with the effects of this crime.”

This case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Milza.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.