Deputy Chief District Attorney Ryan Carty announced Thursday, September 7, 2023, that a Columbia County Jury convicted a Hudson man of sexual assaulting two women.
Feisal Nzaro, 31, was convicted by a 12-person jury on all counts Thursday after a three-day trial. The jurors found Nzaro guilty of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony; Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Attempted Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class E felony; and Forcible Touching, a class A misdemeanor. The defendant sexually assaulted two women – the first in August, the other in October – in 2021.
“The defendant used deceptive means to lull his victims into a false sense of security before assaulting one survivor and attempting to assault another survivor,” said DCADA Ryan Carty, who prosecuted the case. “I thank the survivors for their bravery, the good Samaritan who helped, and the members of the jury for their diligent service.”
The Hudson City Police Department investigated the incidents. DCDA Carty commended the hard work of the members of the Hudson Police Department and their swift work and diligence to bring this case to justice.
The jury reached a verdict in about 30 minutes. Judge Maegan Galligan, of the 3rd Judicial District, Sullivan County, will sentence Nzaro on Oct. 23.
Nzaro also has pending charges in Hudson City Court. On March 24, Nzaro allegedly followed a woman into a single-person bathroom at a Hudson business and shut the door behind him, barring her escape. Nzaro was arrested by Hudson Police, charged with unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a controlled substance and harassment. Nzaro is represented by Dennis McEvoy, Esq.
All criminal defendants are presumed to be innocent. That presumption remains throughout every prosecution unless and until The People of the State of New York, in the person of the District Attorney or his duly appointed Assistant DAs, prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all 12 jurors, or the defendant is convicted by guilty plea. Defendants are not required to prove their innocence. * * *