51-Year-Old Man Accused Of Raping 6-Year-Old Girl

Valley Cottage man indicted; he was a friend of Congers girl's family.

A 51-year-old Valley Cottage man is accused of raping a 6-year-old Congers girl who is a member of a family with which he was a friend, according to Clarkstown police.

Police said Jovo Claudio Lopez was arrested Saturday after an investigation by Clarkstown detectives into a 4:30 p.m. report on May 11 of a possible rape. Police said the arrest has led to Lopez being indicted Wednesday on rape charges by a Rockland County grand jury in New City.

Police said Lopez was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court in New City and ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City. He is accused of:

—  Rape 1st degree (felony)
— Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree (felony)
— Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 1st and 2nd degree (felony)
— Sexual Abuse 1st degree (felony)
— Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child (felony)
— Forcible Touching of Another’s Sexual/Intimate Parts (misdemeanor).


Chauncy Tillinghast May 27, 2011 at 09:12 PM
When Gromack and Conklin changed the definition of Family, this is what happens. Conklin has so many single family homes taxed as two family homes, she is unable and unwilling to tell you how many, this creates problems like this. People living on top of one another with the permission of Gromack and Conklin.
tom kelty May 30, 2011 at 02:04 AM
I'm not sure where you racists see where it says he is illegal? Is it just bec his name is of Spanish origin? It totally discredits whatever you say when you spew your racist hatred for whatever race it may be.
formalite May 30, 2011 at 09:37 PM
wow! if you nail all the sex preditors around us ..in our families or on the job or in the street ,well then ,the whole space is gonna be taken by jails ....and us women shall we walk at ease thru the paths of this world
Bryan mcardy May 31, 2011 at 12:33 AM
hey you guys.... we don't know what happen i that moment.. it could be false....if he did something, what about the girl's father...?? does he did anything??? no right?? if somebody do this to my sweetgirl, i will do something......(kill him)... anything possible i'll do..... Let get the investigation of this problem, cause i do not belive it.... i think he's not guilty.
Barbara May 31, 2011 at 01:25 PM
What a horrible story. How is it that the child's family did not suspect anything? I sincerely hope that the court keeps him in jail for most of his life so that he can do not further harm to children. Children are our future.


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