Paroled murderer from Kingston accused of sexual abuse

A Kingston man who was arrested on Monday and charged with the sexual abuse of two girls -- one 5, one 7 -- has a long history with the law.

39-year-old Christopher Saitch, who is charged with two counts of felony sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, is a convicted murderer who was released on parole last year after nearly 15 years in prison, the Times Herald-Record reports:

Saitch pled guilty in June 1997 to taking part in the execution-style killing of Errol Parchment in Rosendale. He was released from the Livingston Correctional Facility in May 2012 and put on parole.

According to a statement from New York State troopers, police say the abuse occurred in a home in the town of Ulster, where Saitch was alone with the children. The case has been referred to A.D.A. Elizabeth Culmone of the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Bureau.

Saitch was arraigned in City of Kingston Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 secured bond.