Former city man charged with felony sex crimes

Franklin G. Tamay

HUDSON — A former Hudson man is being held in the Columbia County Jail, accused of sexually abusing a child, Police Chief L. Edward Moore said Friday.

Franklin G. Tamay, 27, of New York City, was charged with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class D felony, Moore said.

Hudson police detectives arrested Tamay on Thursday on an active felony arrest warrant from Hudson City Court, Moore said.

The child was less than 13 years old at the time of the alleged incidents, Moore said.

The alleged incidents took place on multiple occasions while Tamay was living in Hudson, Moore said.

The investigation began after the child told her mother she was sexually abused by her sister’s boyfriend, Moore said.

Tamay was arraigned in Hudson City Court and was taken to the Columbia County Jail, where he was held on $10,000 bail.

He was ordered by City Judge Brian Herman to surrender his passport prior to making bail. He is due back in court Nov. 24, Moore said.

Hudson police detective Patrick Meister is the lead investigator on the case, Moore said.

The Child Advocacy Center, Columbia County Department of Social Services, Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and state police assisted, Moore said.

State police are conducting a joint investigation with Hudson Police involving Tamay in other areas of Columbia County, said Aaron Hicks, state police public information officer for Troop K. That investigation is active and additional charges against Tamay are possible, Hicks said.

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