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Wanted: Man Convicted Of Sex Abuse In Amenia At Large

James Woolley.
James Woolley. Photo Credit: New York State Police

State police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who failed to appear at sentencing and is wanted for sexual abuse charges in Dutchess County.

An alert was issued by the state police barracks in Dover regarding 37-year-old James Woolley who is wanted by the Town of Amenia Justice Court after he was convicted of third-degree sexual abuse.

Police said Woolley pleaded guilty to the charge, then failed to appear for sentencing. His last known address was in Connecticut, but he is known to frequent the MIllerton area in Dutchess. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Woolley was described by police as a 5-foot-6 white man weighing approximately 143 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Woolley’s whereabouts have been asked to contact state police by calling (845) 677-7300 or by emailing

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