Wednesday, June 26, 2013

NY - Former Troy cop's (Patrick Rosney) sex case on hold

Patrick Rosney
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By Bob Gardinier

QUEENS - The sentencing of a former Troy police sergeant arrested a year ago in a sting for sending sexual material to a minor over the Internet was postponed again in Queens County Court.

Patrick Rosney, 54, of Rensselaer pleaded guilty in March to felony first-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor. Officials in the Queens County District Attorney's office said Wednesday's sentencing was postponed because the judge hearing the case was absent. No new date was set.

Rosney retired a sergeant after 26 years on the job after his arrest in June 2012 for sending images over the Internet to an NYPD detective he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He is expected to be sentenced to five years' probation and a $5,000 fine. He will also have to complete a sex offender program and register as a sex offender, officials have said.

A lawyer for Rosney did not immediately return a call.

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