A Hudson Valley man confessed he repeatedly sexually abused a child.

On Thursday in Orange County Court, 64-year-old Douglas Castro of Warwick pleaded guilty to sexual conduct against a child.

Castro admitted that between September 2012 and June 2014, he repeatedly engaged in acts of oral sexual conduct and other acts of sexual contact with a child who was less than thirteen years of age.

Castro was arrested in October 2018 after an investigation by New York State Police and Orange County Child Protective Services into allegations that a victim less than 11-years-old was raped multiple times over the course of a year by Castro.

“Children are the most innocent of victims,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said. “We can only hope that there are no long-lasting physical effects which will be suffered by the victim in this case."

As part of his plea deal, Castro will be sentenced to 12 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.

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