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18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting teen on bus trip


ALBANY, N.Y. – State Police have arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old.

According to authorities, State Police received a complaint from Albany Medical Center on a report of a a possible sexual assault of a 15-year-old female. 

Troopers responded to Albany Medical Center and interviewed the victim who stated she was on a bus trip from Utica to Albany when an 18-year-old male sat next to her. She said that during the trip, the suspect identified himself as Deronn Pool of Wynantskill. Pool allegedly began forcibly touching intimate parts of her body which left visible bruises.

The victim got off the bus and immediately went to the hospital. Police say she was treated by medical staff who then contacted the State Police.

An investigator from the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation identified and located Pool.  He was arrested and processed at SP Albany where he was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching, both misdemeanors.  

Pool was issued an Appearance Ticket directing him to return to the City of Albany Court later this month.

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