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By DIANE VALDEN

HUDSON—June 16, Columbia County Judge Richard M. Koweek sentenced Ibrahim Rabadi, 65, formerly of Red Hook, upon his conviction of two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

As a result of Mr. Rabadi’s conviction, Judge Koweek sentenced him to three years of probation and ordered him to surrender his medical license, District Attorney Paul Czajka announced in a press release.

Ibrahim Rabadi sentenced in court, June 16. Photo by Lance Wheeler

Hudson Police Department detectives, led by Assistant District Attorney Joyce Crawford and Detective Sergeant Jason Finn, investigated the case. The incidents occurred between 2018 and 2021 at the defendant’s medical office at 98 Green Street where he specialized in pediatric and adolescent medicine. The investigation began after two female victims reported separate incidents to police, independent of one another.

Assistant District Attorneys Joyce Crawford and Krista Kline prosecuted the case. ADA Crawford expressed gratitude to the counselors of the Child Advocacy Center of Columbia-Greene Counties for their assistance in this and all such investigations and commended the victims for their bravery in coming forward. She praised Hudson Police in the press release as well: “I applaud the Hudson Police Department for their skills in this difficult case and for diligently helping to secure a conviction.”

DA Czajka thanked the State Police Catskill BCI for their assistance in the investigation, according to the release.

The court also issued an order of protection barring the defendant from having contact with the victims.

Mr. Rabadi is represented by Attorney Seth Rosenberg.

In a separate Columbia County Court matter, this one May 8, an Indianapolis man was sentenced after a guilty plea on multiple drugs and weapons possession charges. Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Danyell Johnson, 29, February 16, 2021. Mr. Johnson pleaded guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon, class C felony; third degree criminal possession of a weapon, class D felony; fourth degree criminal possession stolen property, class E felony; and fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell; third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (1/8 ounce of meth)—intent to sell; and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Judge Jonathan D. Nichols sentenced Mr. Johnson to seven years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision. Attorney Mark Portin represents Mr. Johnson.

Also May 8, Judge Nichols sentenced Joshua Charron, 25, of Philmont on three separate indictments. November 16, 2021, State Police arrested Mr. Charron after he stole a generator from Lowe’s and other items from Kohl’s in Greenport, fled from State Police at a high rate of speed, while intoxicated, crashed his vehicle and injured his passenger and another driver on the road in the process. Mr. Charron was convicted and sentenced on the following charges:

•Aggravated vehicular assault, 2 2/3 to 8 years indeterminate

•First degree vehicular assault, 2 1/3 to 7 years

•Second degree vehicular assault, 1 1/3 to 4 years

•Second degree vehicular assault, 1 1/3 to 4 years

•Driving while ability impaired by drugs, 364 days jail

•Reckless driving, 364 days jail

•Second degree reckless endangerment, 364 days jail

•Second degree robbery, 8 years with 5 years post release supervision

•Third degree robbery, 2 1/3 to 7 years

•Fourth degree grand larceny, 1 1/3 to 4 years

•Petit larceny, 364 days jail

•Third degree burglary, 2 1/3 to 7 years

•Fourth degree grand larceny, 1 1/3 to 4 years

•Third degree criminal mischief, 1 1/3 to 4 years

All sentences run concurrently, or at the same time. Orders of protection for all victims were issued and the defendant was also ordered to pay restitution to the victims. Mark Portin, Esq. represents Mr. Charron.

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