Two convicted child molesters were released from prison and moved into the City of Newburgh, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services announced this week.
Aaron C. Rodriguez, age 34, was released from Fishkill Correctional Facility on March 30, 2022, and moved to 44 Grand Street, just behind Orange County Community College. He was arrested by the City of Newburgh Police Department for Rape in the 2nd degree, allegedly involving sexual intercourse and sexual contact with a 14 year-old girl in August of 2014. In November of 2015, he was sentenced to 4 years in state prison.
The rape occurred while Rodriguez was on parole from a previous prison bid. Public records indicate he went to prison in 2011 for felony charges from Ulster County related to being a drug dealer. He was sentenced to three years in state prison but received parole. During that time frame, the rape occurred.
Rodriguez returned to prison in April, 2015 after apparently violating parole. However, two months later, he won another parole under former Governor Cuomo’s regime. This parole was granted while charges were pending on the rape charges.
Rodriguez subsequently went back to prison in October of 2016 on the rape charges. This is his second time being paroled as a rapist after the two other paroles as a drug dealer.
The ex-governor, said by many of his constituents to be pro-crime, was pressured to resign in disgrace amid a slew of sexual misconduct accusations of his own. He was most notorious for his policies that sprung tens of thousands of convicted felons from state penitentiaries on early releases during the time Rodriguez’s crimes occurred.
Maurice Reed, age 45, was released from Fishkill Correctional Facility on April 4, 2022, and moved to 48 Dubois Street, next to St. Luke’s Hospital. He was arrested by the New York State Police Violent Crime Analysis Program for Rape in the 2nd degree, allegedly involving sexual intercourse and sexual contact with a 13 year-old girl in Sullivan County in 2008. He was sentenced to 5 years in the state penitentiary.
During Reed’s five year stint in the slammer, he was paroled at some point, but returned to prison in October, 2020.