Ex-Saratoga County Sheriff's dispatcher gets 8 years for abduction, sex act
BALLSTON SPA A former dispatcher for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced to eight years in state prison on Monday after pleading guilty earlier this year to kidnapping and committing a criminal sex act for abducting a 15-year-old boy and having sex with him.
Timothy Kaye, 31, of Prospect Avenue in Round Lake, was sentenced by Saratoga County Judge Jerry J. Scarano for his role in a 2011 kidnapping of the boy from an Albany group home. Kaye pleaded guilty in May to second-degree kidnapping and third-degree criminal sex act. He was terminated from his county dispatcher job in 2011.
Scarano sentenced Kaye to eight years in a state correctional facility along with 5 years of post-release supervision. Kaye will also be required to register with the state’s sex offender registry upon his release from prison, and was ordered to stay away from the victim in his case.
In the summer of 2011, Kaye, along with co-defendant Eric Loeser, 21, of Clifton Park, befriended a 15-year-old boy who the two abducted from his group home in July, 2011, with the promise of a better life, according to Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III.
“Over the course of the next 20 days, the defendants secreted the boy from law enforcement and authorities who were actively looking for him. Over the course of those 20 days, the defendants sexually assaulted the child multiple times,” Murphy said in a prepared statement.
Members of the state police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the multi-county, multi-state investigation.
Loeser will be sentenced on Nov. 28 in Saratoga County Court before Judge Scarano for his plea of guilty to kidnapping and criminal sex act and two other unrelated sex offenses, Murphy said.