17 March 2022

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Red Hook, New York – On March 11, 2022, the New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested Gary Cowperthwaite, age 64, of Red Hook, for Rape in the 2nd degree, and two counts of Criminal Sex Act in the 2nd degree, all class D felonies.

Following a law enforcement tip Investigators determined Cowperthwaite sexually assaulted a child.

Cowperthwaite was arraigned before the town of Red Hook court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, $40,000 secure bond, or $80,000 partially secured bond.


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