Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Wed., Apr. 11 that Nicholas McAteer, 46, of Greenwood Lake NY, pled guilty to two counts of Rape in the First Degree, in connection with his 2007 and 2011 rapes of two teenage girls. Under the terms of his plea agreement, McAteer faces up to eighteen years in prison when he is sentenced on Jun. 13, before County Court Judge William DeProspo.
At the time of his guilty plea, McAteer admitted to the forcible rape of the two girls. McAteer raped the first girl in 2007, when the girl was eighteen years old. The second girl was fifteen years old when McAteer raped her in 2011. The charges that McAteer pled guilty to satisfied an 82-count indictment, involving a series of sexual offenses that he committed against both girls over a number of years.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Greenwood Lake Police Department for its efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case. Hoovler also commended Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Milza for his prosecution of the case.