Creep who kidnapped, sexually assaulted girl, 9, in NY sentenced 47 years to life: ‘Heinous and despicable’


Man Who Kidnapped and Assaulted 9-Year-Old in NY Sentenced to 47 Years to Life

A man who kidnapped a 9-year-old girl from an upstate New York campground and sexually assaulted her has been sentenced to at least 47 years in prison. The incident occurred at Moreau Lake State Park in Saratoga County, sparking a massive search that ended with the girl being found alive in a trailer in the backyard of the perpetrator’s mother’s home. Craig Ross Jr., 47, pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping and predatory sexual assault against a child in February.

Quick Facts:

  • Craig Ross Jr. sentenced to 47 years to life for kidnapping and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl in NY.
  • The kidnapping led to a massive search and ended with the girl being found alive in a trailer.
  • Judge James Murphy III sentenced Ross to 25 years to life on the kidnapping charge and 22 years to life on the sex crime.

Craig Ross Jr. was sentenced by Judge James Murphy III to 25 years to life for the kidnapping charge and 22 years to life for the sex crime. Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen described Ross’ actions as “vile” and “wicked,” warranting a life sentence. She emphasized the community’s support for the victim and her family, attributing the outcome to the efforts of the New York State Police and other law enforcement partners.

Ross’ guilty plea and subsequent sentencing reflect the severity of his actions, ensuring he will serve decades in prison before any possibility of parole. The judge’s decision to impose an aggregate of 47 years to life underscores the gravity of Ross’ crimes and the commitment to justice for the victim and the community.

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