24 February 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Poughkeepsie, New York – On February 21, 2020, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested Michael J. Innello, age 26, of Poughkeepsie, for two counts of Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree, a class D felony, and two counts of Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd degree, a class E felony.

Investigation found Innello filmed himself sexually abusing an unconscious victim who was helpless and incapable of consent.

Michael Innello was arraigned before the town of Pleasant Valley Court, and remanded by the Honorable Judge Vasti to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $15,000 bond.  Innello is scheduled to appear before the town of Poughkeepsie Court on February 25, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation believes there may be additional victims who associated with Innello, and were filmed without their consent.  If you believe you may be a victim or have information regarding possible criminal activity related to Innello’s actions, please call Investigator Melilli of the State Police at (845) 677-7379.  Please refer to case# 9441003.  All calls can be kept confidential.


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