Appeal granted to St. Johnsville man convicted of abusing Amish boys
January 5, 2019
ALBANY, NY — The state Appellate Division of Supreme Court has granted an appeal made by a St. Johnsville man who was sentenced to a 40-year term in state prison in May 2015 for abusing six Amish boys over the course of a seven-year period.
Robert Madsen, 52, was found guilty of 37 of 40 counts he was indicted on by a Montgomery County jury in April 2015. Those charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, 10 counts of second-degree criminal sexual act, 14 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, three counts of third-degree sexual abuse and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is currently listed as being in the custody of the state Department of Corrections at Auburn State Prison in Cayuga County.
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