A three-time felon from Glens Falls arrested in the city earlier this year for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage boy has been charged with having illegal sexual contact with another teen in Hudson Falls, officials said.
Albert M. Pelkey, 36, of Oak Street, faces a number of new charges, and police said the inquiry into his alleged sex crimes was continuing, as police believe there may be more victims.
Pelkey has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child in Hudson Falls for alleged sexual contact with a boy under the age of 17, police said.
That arrest was separate from a June arrest by Glens Falls Police, which resulted in a new indictment against Pelkey this week in Warren County Court.
He was charged in Warren County with felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree criminal sale of marijuana, as well as misdemeanor forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from allegations he had sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy in Glens Falls last April 19, and also provided the teen with marijuana.
The boy could not legally consent to sexual relations.
Glens Falls Police said there are indications there may be other teens who were victimized.
“There are possibly other victims we are working on,” Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said. “The investigation is continuing.”
Pelkey has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and has been held in Warren County Jail since his arrest in June. The identity of his legal counsel was unclear Friday.
He has been to state prison three times since 1999 — for robbery, attempted criminal possession of a weapon and attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in Washington and Warren counties. He was paroled in June 2014. His record does not include any sex offenses though, so he is not required to register as a sex offender.
But because of those prior convictions, he could face up to life in prison as a “persistent” felon if convicted of an additional felony.
Anyone with information as to Pelkey’s activities is being asked to call police at 518-761-3840.