State Police arrest sexual predator looking for additional victims

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25 August 2021
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Millbrook – The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Poughkeepsie barracks announced the arrest of Joshua J. Ginyard, 30 years old, of Poughkeepsie, New York for two counts of Rape 3rd Degree, two counts of Criminal Sexual Act 3rd Degree, two counts of Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor, all felonies.  Ginyard was also charged with Forcible Touching, a Class A Misdemeanor.

On August 15, 2021, Troopers received information pertaining to a local Fed Ex driver who had sexually abused several teens, under the age of 17.  A subsequent investigation revealed that Ginyard would pick the juveniles while operating a FedEx vehicle during the course of his work day.   He would then transport them to a remote location in the town of Washington, where he provided them with marihuana. While inside of the truck, Ginyard had sexual intercourse and oral sex with one of the juveniles on two separate occasions.  Additionally, he forcibly touched another teen while inside of the truck.

With the assistance of Troop K Computer Crimes Unit and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, Ginyard was arrested on August 17, 2021 and charged with two counts of Disseminating Indecent Materials to a Minor for sending sexually explicit text messages to two of the juveniles.  Ginyard was arraigned in the town of Washington Court and released on his own recognizance.

On August 23, 2021, following additional investigation, Ginyard was charged with two counts of Rape, two counts of a Criminal Sexual Act, and Forcible Touching. The defendant was arraigned before the town of Washington Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.  Ginyard is due to re-appear in the Town of Washington Court at a later date and time.  Additional charges are pending.

The State Police were assisted by the Village of Millbrook Police Department, the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone who believes that they may be the victim of a crime perpetuated by Ginyard is asked to contact Inv. Melissa McMorris by calling (845) 677-7372.

Author: Harlem Valley News