MADRID - A 19-year-old convicted sex offender charged with sexually abusing another girl earlier this summer was sentenced Monday to serve 10 years in state prison.
Massena-based state police had charged Tyler J. Moulton of Madrid with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred on the afternoon of June 27 in the town of Madrid. Moulton admitted he had sexual contact with a female under 7 years of age.
The incident came to light when the young girl shared details of the case with family members in early July. The mother told state police investigators that she confronted Moulton about the allegations and he admitted he had molested her daughter. He told the girls mother that he had an addiction to pornography and masturbation. Moulton knew the family through church.
Moulton was previously sentenced in 2011 for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl on Thanksgiving Day 2009. He was sentenced to spend 60 days in jail and serve 10 years probation. A protection order was issued for the victim by County Judge Jerome J. Richards.
Moultons attorney in 2011had asked the judge to classify his client as a youthful offender, thus permanently sealing his court record. The motion was denied.
At the 2011 sentencing, Judge Richards said the Legislature needs to write a law for offenders who, like Moulton, are teenagers with no criminal history convicted of a sex offense.
The prosecutor at that said the victims mother in the 2011 case had said she would rather see Moulton be classified as a sex offender than serve jail time.
Judge Richards resentenced Moulton to seven years in state prison for the 2011 sex count conviction.
Those sentences are to be served concurrently. He was also sentenced to 3 years and 15 years of post-release supervision, also to be served concurrently.