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Posted on: October 24, 2023

WIDO INDICTED FOR RAPE & ANIMAL ABUSE

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Preston Wido, 36, of Latham was indicted today in Rensselaer County Court on the following counts:

1 count of Rape in the First Degree, a class B Violent Felony;

3 counts of Strangulation in the 2nd Degree, all 3 are class D Violent Felonies;

2 counts of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a class A Misdemeanor;

1 count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A Misdemeanor;

1 count of Robbery in the 3rd Degree, a class D Felony;

1 count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A Misdemeanor;

2 counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, class E Felonies all in violation of the Penal Law of the State of New York except animal abuse cases, they are prosecuted under section 353-a of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.

Wido pled not guilty and was remanded in Rensselaer County jail on $75,000 bail. Assistant District Attorney, Cassidy Milam, is prosecuting the case for the District Attorney.

Preston Wido

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