Chatham man going to prison for 56 counts of rape and incest

Jeremy Hart was sentenced this morning in Columbia County Court, on 56 counts of rape and incest, that he plead guilty to last year.

According to the Columbia County D.A's office:

He was given 15 years on each count of rape, and 1 1/3 to 4 years on each count of incest, all to run concurrent.

So, as it turns out, he will serve 15 years total.

Original press release from 2018:

Chatham man arrested for rape and incest

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 

Major Robert C. Gregory

Troop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE

Chatham, New York – On May 21, 2018, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks in conjunction with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office arrested Jeremy R. Hart, age 42, of Chatham, for fifty-six (56) counts of Rape in the 1 st  degree, class B felonies, and fifty-six (56) counts of Incest in the 3 rd  degree, class E felonies.

During the course of an investigation began in February 2018, it was discovered the suspect, Jeremy Hart, engaged in a course of domestic and sexual violence against the victim during a five-year period. Hart was located in Colonie, NY, and arrested pursuant to a warrant issued by Columbia County Court.

Hart was arraigned before the Columbia County Court, and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

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