SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Schenectady man has been found guilty of sexually abusing a female child between December 2017 to June 2019. A Schenectady jury found Joshua McCarty, 30, guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

An investigation by police started when the child came forward to say McCarty sexually abused her when she was between the ages of 4 and 6 years old. The trial came to a speedy end thanks to a statement given by McCarty to Schenectady police admitting to three sex acts with the child.

McCarty will be sentenced in Schenectady County Court on February 23, 2021. The maximum sentence in New York for predatory sexual assault against a child is up to 25 years in prison.