MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of sex-offender probation for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in his bedroom last fall.

District Attorney Robert Tendy said Daniel G. Moloney Jr., 30, of East Lake Boulevard, had been convicted of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony.

Tendy said that on Sept. 25, 2016, the Putnam County Sheriff’s office received a complaint that a 14-year-old girl had been sexually abused by Moloney in his bedroom. The victim, who was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center by DA Investigator Jaemie Caban and Investigator Shaun Menton of the Sheriff’s Department, said that Moloney, a family friend, brought her to his bedroom under the guise of going to watch TV. Once there, Tendy said, Moloney sexually assaulted the victim and threatened to use restraining devices if she did not comply. A joint effort between law enforcement and the DA’s office led to the execution of a search warrant and the recovery of the restraints. 

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Chief Assistant District Attorney Chana Krauss refused to plea bargain the case and Moloney ultimately pleaded guilty as charged. 

The defendant was sentenced Wednesday, July 12, before Putnam County Judge James Rooney to the agreed-upon sentence of six months in jail, 10 years of sex offender probation, an order of protection and sex offender registration. Moloney waived his right to appeal and the victim was spared the trauma of testifying. 

The victim’s mother submitted a statement to the court on the day of sentencing. She said she supported the sentence and was grateful for the attention the case and her daughter received. In the statement, she addressed Moloney directly.

“Because of your disgusting shameful acts, she will never look at life the same and she’s just a child whose life barely began,” she told him.

Tendy said he will always make protecting children the highest priority for his office.”

“If you harm a child here in Putnam County, you will be found, prosecuted and held accountable by the most aggressive team,” he said.