Nicholas McAteer, a retired police officer from the Hudson Valley admitted he sexually abused and raped two teen girls who are related to him in Orange County several years ago
A retired NYPD lieutenant admitted to raping and sexually abusing two teenage relatives over several years in Orange County.
Nicholas McAteer, 46, of Greenwood Lake, could face 18 years behind bars after pleading guilty to rape Wednesday.
The victims, both teenage girls, were related to the McAteer, but weren’t his daughters, law enforcement sources said.
McAteer raped one victim in 2007, when she was 18, and the second in 2011, when she was 15.
He was busted last year on an 82-count indictment, laying out an array of sexual offenses against both girls over several years, prosecutors said.
McAteer, a nearly 24-year NYPD veteran, retired in March 2017. His sentencing is set for June 13.
Commenting on the heinous nature of the crime, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said. “Sex offenses destroy people’s lives and that is especially true when the victims are young people”.
“Through the plea that we announce today, the defendant’s victims will receive some measure of justice and, I hope, closure, for the series of acts that the defendant committed against them,” Hoovler said.