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Millbrook Man Arrested for Sexual Contact with Minor

Published: 12/13/2016

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Captain John Watterson

Donald H. Briggs, age 65 of MillbrookThe Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, reports the arrest of Donald H. Briggs (age 65 of Millbrook) on 12/12/16 in connection with a two-week investigation into him allegedly engaging in inappropriate sexual contact. The Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation as well.  

At this time Mr. Briggs has been charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the 3rd Degree (felony), and is accused of having sexual contact with a person under the age of 17. The victim is a non-family member, and in order to protect their privacy no further details about them or the allegations will be released at this time. After being processed Mr. Briggs was arraigned before the City of Poughkeepsie Court, and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. 

If anyone has information about this case or other similar incidents involving Mr. Briggs they are urged to contact the Child Advocacy Center at (845) 486-3778, and ask for Deputy Sheriff Ben Sistarenik. Anyone with information may also contact the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (845) 486-3820, or via the tipline at (845) 605-2583 or email at All information will be kept confidential. 

As with any criminal case the charges described above are merely accusations and Mr. Briggs is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.