TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Albany man has been arraigned on a sealed indictment charging him with rape. The Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office said Jevonte Osterhout, 30, was arraigned on Wednesday, May 25.

The DA’s Office said the incident allegedly happened in January 2022. According to East Greenbush Detective Sergeant Michael Guadagnino, Osterhout was employed as an EMT at the Bruen Rescue Squad and as an Albany firefighter at the time of the incident.

Charges

  • Third-degree rape (felony)
  • First-degree sexual abuse (felony)
  • Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)

“The East Greenbush Police believe this is an isolated incident but are asking anyone who may have information relevant to this investigation to please contact the East Greenbush Police Detective’s Unit. We would like to that the START Center for their assistance in this investigation,” said Guadagnino.

The Albany Permanent Professional Fire Fighters Association issued this statement:

Today we learned that serious and disturbing allegations have been reviewed by a grand jury in Rensselaer County and filed against Jevonte Osterhout. According to a news release issued by the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s office, the alleged actions took place separately and apart from any duties as an Albany firefighter. Osterhout has been removed from the active-duty roster and placed on administrative leave in keeping with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Albany Permanent Professional Fire Fighters Association

Assistant District Attorney Antonia Edwards is prosecuting the case.