(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced Angel Tacuri was sentenced to 20 years in prison plus 20 years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty in May to multiple counts of sexually abusing children enrolled at his wife’s unlicensed day care center in Patchogue.
“This defendant took the innocence of small children and traumatized them in the process to satisfy his depraved desires and that is something they will never have back,” said Tierney. “This extensive sentence guarantees the defendant will no longer be able to harm any more children and ensures he will be monitored for years after he is released from prison.”
Tacuri, 53, admitted to sexually abusing eight children ranging in age from three to 10-years-old from 2010 through 2015. He was originally indicted in June 2021 and charged with sexually abusing six children, however, two more victims had come forward since then.
Tacuri pleaded guilty to three counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.
He was sentenced today before Suffolk County Court Judge Karen Wilutis. Tacuri was represented by Luigi Belcastro.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tara Laterza of the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau.
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Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. No one is above the law.
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