Taconic Hills Coach faces charges

From Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

Scott Kraft, 55, of Hillsdale, NY, was arrested at 11:35am on March 28th by Sr. Inv Mark Dunspaugh. Kraft has been charged with Failure to report child abuse a class A misdemeanor under the NYS Social Service Law and Endangering the Welfare of a child a class A misdemeanor under the NYS Penal Law.

As a coach and employee of the Taconic Hills School district Kraft is a mandated reporter in accordance with the NYS Social Service Law. Kraft is accused of failing to report suspected child abuse as mandated by the NYS Social service Law. Kraft’s failure to report his suspicion of child abuse also resulted in him be charged with Endangering the Welfare of a child do to the fact that the alleged victim in this incident is under the age of 17.

On March 26th 2018 The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit began the investigation, which resulted in the arrest of Kraft. He was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Copake Town Court on April 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

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