YORKTOWN, N.Y.The search for the alleged victims of convicted sex offender and Jefferson Valley resident Jonathan L. DeLaura continues, nearly a month after he was arrested again for similar charges .
DeLaura, who was convicted of sexual conduct with a 12-year-old boy in 2009, was arrested in February on three counts of criminal sexual act in the third degree, each a felony, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, each a misdemeanor. However, the Putnam County Sheriffs Department said there may be more victims and is asking for the publics help in finding them.
The most recent way DeLaura allegedly contacted young boys with the intention of meeting them was through the Internet, police said. Police said DeLaura tried to ensure his victims never told on him by threatening them.
The sheriffs department said he was sent to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $75,000 cash bail or $150,000 secured bond, but was released after posting bail.
Police are asking anyone who had contact with DeLaura, or another name he went by, Jon Dulak, or any of his Internet screen names, Sillyrabbit, Damastrmynd and Riddlerboy to call the Putnam County Sheriffs Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (845) 225-8060. All calls will be kept confidential.
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