A former Upstate New York official is heading to prison for 22 years for a horrific crime.

On Tuesday, Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced 56-year-old Robert Hufcut of Wurtsboro, was sentenced to 22 years in prison to be followed by 20 years of post-release supervision after he was convicted by a jury trial in the Orange County Court for course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree.

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At the time of his arrest, in June 2022, Hufcut was listed as the Superintendent of Highways in the Highway Department in the Town of Mamamakting, New York, according to the Town of Mamamakting, New York website.

A several-month-long investigation was conducted by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, which was ultimately presented to an Orange County Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury voted to indict Hufcut. He was charged with predatory sexual assault against a child and course of sexual conduct against a child, both felonies.

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Hufcut was also the Fire Chief at the Summitville Fire Department at the time of his arrest.

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A jury found Hufcut guilty of sexually abusing an Orange County child, under the age of 13, for at least three months.

“The sentence imposed on this defendant is justice considering the victim will live with the aftermath of the defendant’s conduct for life,” Hoovler stated. “I thank the law enforcement officers involved in the investigation of this case that helped to assure that the defendant’s actions were brought to light. I praise the courageous survivor in this case who came forward and testified about the traumatic events suffered at the hands of the defendant."

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Hufcut will also be required to register as a sex offender under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act.

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