GOSHEN – Retired New York City Police officer Nicholas McAteer of Greenwood Lake was sentenced in Orange County Court on Friday to 18 years in state prison following his guilty plea to two counts of first-degree rape.
Nicholas McAteer, 46, previously pled guilty in his 2007 and 2011 rapes of two teenage girls.
At the time of his guilty plea, McAteer admitted to forcibly raping the girls including one in 2007 when she was 18 and the other, in 2011, when she was 15.
The judgment against McAteer satisfies an 82-count indictment, involving a series of sexual offenses he committed against the girls over a number of years.
Judge William DeProspo also sentenced McAteer a period of post-release supervision.
“Sex offenses are among the most despicable acts that people can commit against others, and can often have profound adverse impacts on victims, especially young victims,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “In my office, we have made it a priority to treat sex offenses involving child victims very seriously, and will see appropriate, and significant, sentences for those crimes.”
Hoovler said Friday’ sentence against McAteer “will, hopefully, bring some measure of justice and closure to the young people that this defendant victimized, and to their families.”