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Montgomery Police Charge Man With Sexually Assaulting, Raping Children

The Montgomery Police Department charged a man with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of a child.
The Montgomery Police Department charged a man with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of a child. Photo Credit: Montgomery Police Department

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. – Montgomery Police charged a man with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of children.

Authorities launched an investigation into Ammi Francois, 42, in October after receiving reports of sexual assault of multiple victims. Police arrested Francois on Tuesday, saying he was known by all of the victims.

Francois was charged with:

  • Predatory sexual assault against a child
  • Course of sexual conduct against a child
  • First and second-degree rape
  • Forcible touching
  • Sexual abuse
  • Endangering the welfare of a child

Francois was taken to Orange County Jail with no bail set, authorities said.

The investigation into Francois is ongoing as authorities believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Guy Farina at 845-457-9211

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