A local man is heading to prison for assaulting his elderly parents on at least two occasions.

In Sullivan County Court on Friday, 44-year-old Michael Fedderman of Liberty was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for two assaults on his parents.

Fedderman recently pleaded guilty to two separate assaults of his elderly parents and admitted that he intentionally caused them both physical injury. He also pleaded guilty for endangering the welfare of an incompetent physically disabled person for endangerment of another family member during a physical altercation with his mother.

Fedderman was arrested after an investigation by the New York State Police and Farrell thanked the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their investigation into the crimes that occurred.

“This case was particularly troubling as it involved elder abuse,” Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell said. “"Domestic violence, whether suffered by domestic partners or by family members, is a serious crime and must be treated as such. The collateral consequences to the survivors are enormous and our criminal justice system needs to be vigilant to make sure that justice is pursued in each case. In this case, which involved years of physical abuse to his own family - his mother, his father, his brother, the sentence imposed holds him accountable and will ensure that for the next decade he will not harm anyone.

A permanent Order of Protection was also issued for the family to prevent Fedderman from having any contact with them.

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