Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Mahopac Man Arrested Following Sex Offense Investigation

Fernando Cardenas

CARMEL – New York State Police from the Brewster barracks arrested Fernando Cardenas, age 54, of Mahopac, on Sept. 11, 2017, for Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the 2nd Degree, a Class D Felony, and Endangering the Welfare of Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.

An investigation conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and uniform members alleges that between 2008 and 2009, Cardenas had sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of 12, according to authorities.

Anyone with additional information regarding Cardenas is encouraged to contact the State Police by calling (845) 677-7300. All calls can remain confidential.

The Putnam County Court issued an arrest warrant ordering Cardenas arrest.

Cardenas was arraigned in the Putnam County Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

Cardenas is scheduled to reappear in Putnam County Court at a later date.

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