CANAAN, N.Y. (via NEWS10) — Police arrested Edward E. Nye in January 1982 for 30 counts of first-degree sodomy (now classified as first-degree criminal sexual act, a class B violent felony).
Nye worked as a youth counselor, a position he used to victimize children.
Nye pleaded guilty in Columbia County Court to many sex offenses, and the court transferred him to the Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany to await sentencing.
Instead, in February 1983, Nye escaped from the Psychiatric Center. Nobody has seen him since.
A grand jury indicted Nye in absentia for first-degree bail jumping and issued a warrant for his arrest.
Nye has family throughout the upstate region, and he may have fled to Canada.
Under current sentencing guidelines, if Nye were convicted of 30 class B violent felonies and the class D felony of bail jumping, he would face as much as 757 years in prison.