From Columbia County D.A.’s Office:
On March 26, 2018, Andrew Nelson waived indictment in County Court and was charged with Rape in the 1st Degree, Honorable Richard M. Koweek Presiding. The Court scheduled a trial for August 20, 2018. The New York State Police investigated this matter and arrested Andrew Nelson. Robert Linville represents Andrew Nelson. Andrew Nelson is presumed to be innocent unless and until the People can prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all twelve (12) of twelve (12) jurors. (SCI No. 026-18)
Original Press Release:
Columbia County man arrested for Rape 1st
NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert C. GregoryTroop K Commander
Columbia County, New York – On February 23, 2018, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Andrew Nelson, age 22, for Rape in the 1st degree, a class B felony.Investigation by the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center determined Nelson has sexual contact with a victim less than 13 years of age.Nelson was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.