Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, October 3, Byron Romero, 36, of New Windsor, was sentenced to 18 years in state prison and 20 years post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea in Orange County Court to Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree for having engaged in numerous acts of sexual conduct with a child under the age of thirteen. Prior to his release from state prison, Romero will be registered as a sex offender under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).
Hoovler thanked the Town of New Windsor Police Department for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant.
“While the conviction and sentence cannot restore what the child has lost, it will ensure that this defendant will not be able to victimize anyone again,” Hoovler said “I applaud the painstaking investigation by law enforcement and the prosecutor who handled the case. My office will continue to provide support for victims of sexual assault and seek to hold offenders accountable for their actions.”