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Long Island DMV worker admits to fondling women during road tests

Jean Almonacy, 55, of Hempstead, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of forcible touching.
Photo Credit: Westchester County DA

A state Department of Motor Vehicles employee from Long Island pleaded guilty Tuesday to forcible touching charges and admitted he fondled a woman while overseeing her road test, Westchester County prosecutors said.

Jean Almonacy, 55, of Hempstead, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of forcible touching during an appearance at the Westchester County Court on Tuesday. Attempts to reach Almonacy for comment were unsuccessful and his attorney did not immediately return a message left at her office.

Under a deal with prosecutors, Almonacy, who was indicted on the charges in January, will be sentenced to six years of probation with sex-offender conditions, a district attorney’s office spokesman said. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 5 for sentencing.

Authorities have alleged Almonacy inappropriately touched a 20-year-old woman while administering her road test last September in Yorktown. Prosecutors also said he allegedly groped a 21-year-old woman last August during a road test in New Rochelle.

A DMV spokesman said Almonacy, who is a 21-year veteran of the agency, has been suspended from his job since September 2013.

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