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Ángel Tacuri, an Ecuadorian immigrant legally residing in the US, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing eight young children who attended the unlicensed daycare his wife ran from their home on Long Island. (NY).
Tacuri (53) admitted to having abused the children between the ages of 3 and 10 old, at the Patchogue home from 2010 until the daycare closed in 2015, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney.
He was originally arrested on January 14, 2021 for the alleged abuse of a girl that began in 2010 when she was seven years old. In May 2021 three additional victims came forward. He was initially indicted and charged in June 2021 with sexually abusing six minors, but two more victims have since come to light by further investigation by the district attorney and county police.
Prosecutors previously said two of the victims were related to Tacuri and the others were from families paying for caredetailed NBCNews. “This is a parent’s worst nightmare: entrust their child to the care of another adult and that child is sexually abused.”Suffolk District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said last year. “These they were heinous acts and my Office will hold this defendant accountable.”
“He exploited these innocent child victims for his own depraved gratification through the access available to him at his wife’s unlicensed day care,” Prosecutor Tierney now said. “No guilty plea will improve the trauma inflicted on these victims, but at the very least, this guilty plea holds him accountable for his actions and prevents him from causing further harm to others.”
Tacuri pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual offenses. He will be sentenced on June 16 to 20 years in prison, Tierney said. He initially faced up to 50 years in prison on 15 counts, but he made a plea deal by confessing to his crimes.
The prosecution urged others possible victims related to this or another case, to file a complaint; and remembered that there Free professional help available.
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