Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Andre McClenos, age 56, was convicted by a jury of one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D violent felony. The verdict came today following a week-long trial in Rensselaer County Court.
On the afternoon of May 14, 2014, a Troy woman reported being taken by a strange man from the bus stop at the intersection of Hoosick and 6th Streets in Troy. The man led the victim to an isolated lot located at 5th Avenue and Jacob Street in Troy. The victim reported being held down while he subjected her to sexual contact. An investigation by the Troy Police Department eventually identified the man as Andre McClenos.
As a result of his conviction, McClenos will face a maximum of seven (7) years in state prison, and up to ten (10) years post release supervision, as well as having to register as a sex offender. The defendant will be sentenced on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Rensselaer County Courthouse before the Honorable Andrew G. Ceresia.
“Thanks to the brave actions of this victim and the hard work of the Troy Police, this dangerous defendant will be removed from our streets. My office will seek the maximum punishment allowed by law, as well as an order of protection for the victim.”
Assistant District Attorney Dorothy F. Powell prosecuted the case.