A Hudson Valley man sexually abused a child on a number of occasions.

On Thursday in Ulster County Court, Michael Park, 40, of the Town of Rochester was sentenced to seven years in state prison for sexually abusing a child. He will be required to register under the New York State Sexual Offender Registration Act for a minimum of 20 years.

Park pleaded guilty in August to course of sexual conduct with a child. He confessed between September 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child who was less than 13-years-old.

Park was arrested on October 19, 2018, following an investigation by the Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center. He was indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury on April 5, 2019, and charged with sexual conduct against a child, sexual abuse, four counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

“Having a computer crimes specialist in this office is critical to the success of many prosecutions dealing with crimes against children. This case was the first examination conducted by District Attorney Investigator Robert Klein and his expertise proved invaluable," District Attorney Holley Carnright stated.

An Order of Protection was issued for the victim and will remain in effect until 2044.

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