Update - March 16, 2017 - A Bay Shore man convicted last month of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child was sentenced today to the maximum 25 year sentence in state prison and 20 years of post-release supervision, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Robert Kattau, who turns 44 this Sunday, began sexually abusing the victim when she was 8 years old in the summer of 2012. The abuse continued for four years culminating in Kattau’s arrest on March 9 of last year.
The jury deliberated 40 minutes before finding him guilty on February 10 after a seven-day trial.
District Attorney Spota said Kattau “is a sexual predator who has shown no remorse for his crimes against this young victim, a girl who exhibited tremendous courage in coming forward to see him tried, convicted and now sentenced to the maximum prison term the law allows.”
An earlier presss release is below.
Riverhead, NY - March 15, 2017 - A Bay Shore man convicted by a jury last month of sexually abusing a young girl over a four year period will be sentenced tomorrow in criminal court in Riverhead, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
A Suffolk County jury deliberated for 40 minutes before convicting Robert Kattau, 43, of Course of Sexual Conduct against a Child in the first degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Kattau, who was arrested in March of last year, began sexually abusing the victim when she was 8 years old during the summer of 2012.
State Supreme Court Justice Mark Cohen (fourth floor of the courthouse) will call the court calendar at 9:30 am.