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Former Millbrook Mayor Had Sex With Minor, Police Say

Donald H. Briggs, of Millbrook, has been charged with having sex with a minor.
Donald H. Briggs, of Millbrook, has been charged with having sex with a minor. Photo Credit: Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  A 65-year-old man who served as Millbrook mayor in the early 2000s has been charged with two counts of having sex with a minor following a two-week investigation, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

Donald H. Briggs, who was arrested after allegations surfaced that he was allegedly engaging in inappropriate sexual with a person under 17, said Capt. John Watterson.

The Sheriff's Office, along with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation into the alleged sexual contact with a non-family member, Watterson said.

Briggs was charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual act. He is being held at 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 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 dcsotips@gmail.com . All information will be kept confidential.

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