November 20, 2012

Felony sexual-abuse case delayed


---- — BEEKMANTOWN — A new court date has been set for Leonard Cormier, 72, of Cooper Drive, who faces felony sexual-abuse charges.

He was arrested July 11 in relation to a July 9 incident, when he allegedly inappropriately touched the victim, who is not capable of giving consent. 

He is charged with third-degree aggravated criminal sexual act and second-degree criminal sexual act, both felonies.

He is also charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent person or physically disabled person, which is a misdemeanor. Cormier was released on $5,000 bail to appear in court in August. He was due back in court on Wed., Nov. 14, but the case was adjourned until 5 p.m. Dec. 12, again in Beekmantown Town Court.

The Clinton County District Attorney’s Office said earlier that no comment could be made on whether the case would go before a grand jury, as proceedings for such charges are kept secret by statute.