34-year-old Joshua Spratt from the Watervliet Police Department in New York has been accused of having sexual encounters with two girls, ages 16 and 17.
Based on the reports, between February and April this year, he had oral sex with the 16-year-old in the parking lots of two local cemeteries as well as the parking lot of Watervliet Elementary School. Spratt was only charged with official misconduct for his alleged encounters with the older teen since the age of consent is 17 in New York.
Officer Spratt served 10 years on the Watervliet Police force and spent two years working as an unpaid resource officer at Watervliet High School helping to promote student safety.Â His charitable service gave him easy access to the girls. He is also an Iraq War veteran and a married father of three children.
The officer faces felony charges of third-degree criminal acts, plus misdemeanor charges of child endangerment and official misconduct. Spratt pleaded not guilty to all charges and is out on $50,000 bail. He faces up to 16 years in prison if found guilty.