Man sentenced for sexually abusing kids at Watervliet McDonald's

December 08, 2017 05:45 PM

ALBANY -- The man who sexually abused two five-year-olds and a seven-year-old in the Watervliet McDonalds in August was sentenced to 20 years in state prison on Friday. Kelley Tremblay agreed to a plea deal, but Judge Roger McDonough laid into the 59-year-old Brunswick man after he read his pre-sentence investigation.

"Essentially, you say that they asked for it. That is a detestable statement sir, and you’re actions against these children were in fact monstrous acts," said McDonough in Albany County Court Friday.

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Even after pleading guilty, Tremblay told the probation department the two sisters he had just met at the Watervliet McDonalds Play Land on August 26, asked for him to put his hand down their pants.

"He essentially was placing the blame on the children," said Jennifer McCanney, Albany County Assistant District Attorney, Special Victims Unit.

Even Tremblay's attorney Terry Kindlon, could not defend that.

"I think he was somewhat in denial. What's important is this, when he came to court the last time, he forthrightly admitted his guilt," said Kindlon.

The abuse was all caught on security camera in McDonald's. Tremblay did not blend in with his old school basketball outfit.

No adults noticed the touching, but another child at the Play Land saw the abuse and told his or her father about it. Then the father called police anonymously.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares wants to thank them.

"There is a reward waiting for them here. They are responsible for putting away one the most significant predators we've ever had here in Albany County," said Soares.

Tremblay's trail of abuse might not end here. There are separate investigations into abuse in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties.

Soares says Tremblay left the details of other victims in a suicide note. Then stabbed himself in the stomach as police had his Brunswick trailer surrounded when they made the initial arrest. He appears to have recovered.

Friday, Tremblay muttered "I'm a dead man" as signing sentencing paperwork. His lawyer unsuccessfully argued to keep our camera out of the court because Tremblay has been assaulted by jail inmates. Now, Tremblay is worried about what will happen to him if his peers in state prison find out what he did.

Soares says the father and child can remain anonymous if they want to collect their reward at the office. He wants to encourage parents to have talks with their children about inappropriate behavior.

Soares also wants anyone who has seen this man before to talk to their kids about possible abuse.




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