Contact Us
New Rochelle Daily Voice serves New Rochelle, NY

Menu

New Rochelle Daily Voice serves New Rochelle, NY

Nearby Towns

news

New Rochelle Counselor Arraigned On Rape Charge

New Rochelle social worker Nelson Acevedo was arraigned on charges of rape and sexual assault on Friday, Nov. 15.
New Rochelle social worker Nelson Acevedo was arraigned on charges of rape and sexual assault on Friday, Nov. 15. Photo Credit:

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A social worker at a New Rochelle guidance center was arraigned on two counts of third-degree rape, third-degree sexual criminal acts and four counts of third-degree sexual abuse, according to a statement released by Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

Nelson Acevedo of New Rochelle, who was a social worker and counselor at The Guidance Center of Westchester, allegedly engaged in various forms of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient, according the the district attorney's statement.

Acevedo is charged with sexually abusing the victim on three different occasions during counseling session in the office and raping the victim during a session at Acevedo's place of residence. The incidents took place between Feb. 1 and July 31 of this year, the statement said.

The district attorney says the victim was incapable of consent because she was a patient and the defendant was a mental health care provider and the sexual acts occurred during a treatment session.

Acevedo faces a maximum of four years in state prison on the rape charge, according to the district attorney.

His next court date is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

New Rochelle Daily Voice!

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.