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Whitehall couple charged in child sex case

2013-04-18T12:15:00Z 2014-03-10T08:41:22Z Whitehall couple charged in child sex case Glens Falls Post-Star
April 18, 2013 12:15 pm

WHITEHALL -- A Whitehall husband and wife have been arrested after the husband allegedly fondled a 16-year-old girl and the wife did not report the incident after witnessing it, police said.

Daniel T. LaRose, 57, of Broadway was charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, after police learned he had “unwanted sexual contact” with the teen at his home in March. He was acquainted with the girl.

Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson said LaRose’s wife, Lynn M. LaRose, 56, interrupted the incident, but did not contact police or make a child abuse hotline report about it.

She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Dickinson said the allegations against Mr. LaRose did not rise to the level of felony sexual abuse. He was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail, while his wife was released pending prosecution.

Police asked that anyone with information in the case contact Whitehall Police Detective Frank Hunt at 499-1316.

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  1. colleen4
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    colleen4 - April 25, 2013 3:54 pm
    All sexual abuse on children should be a felony...this world will someday wake up to the abuse being done to our future, our children...sickening to say the least and if touching occured once IAm sure it wasnt the only child...smh
  2. Key
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    Key - April 19, 2013 7:04 pm
    Forcible Touching is serious. The girl did not consent to the touching. Anyone, child or adult has the right to say no to touching.
  3. dak
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    dak - April 18, 2013 6:37 pm
    So what exactly constitutes felony sex abuse. A 57-yr-old fondling a 16-yr-old should be a felony.
  4. Sceptical Mass
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    Sceptical Mass - April 18, 2013 4:10 pm
    Quite a run of seedy stories lately....what's up with that?

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