Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of CAMERON MCDERMOTT, 32, for sexually assaulting two unconscious women in 2010 and 2013, respectively. The defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Rape and Sexual Abuse, both in the First Degree, and is expected to be sentenced on April 6, 2018.
“Cameron McDermott violated two women while they were unconscious and unable to protect themselves from his predatory abuse,” said District Attorney Vance. “While a criminal conviction cannot begin to undo the damage done by these attacks, I hope his guilty plea brings a measure of comfort to the survivors in this case. I would like to thank our Long Island partners for their assistance in removing this predator from our community. Had it not been for their diligence in executing a court-ordered search of his devices following an arrest in Nassau County, these assaults in Manhattan might have gone undiscovered.”
As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, following a January 2017 arrest in Nassau County for an unrelated case, a Garden City Police Department Detective executed a search warrant and discovered videos and photographs on the defendant’s computers and USB drives depicting sexual assaults of two unconscious women inside Manhattan apartments in 2010 and 2013. Both women were unaware the conduct had occurred.
Assistant D.A.s Jamie Kleidman and Leah Branch handled the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Robert Ferrari, Chief of Trial Bureau 40; Assistant D.A. Martha Bashford, Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit; Executive Assistant D.A. Audrey Moore, Chief of the Special Victims Bureau; and Executive Assistant D.A. John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division.
District Attorney Vance thanked the Garden City Police Department, specifically Detective Kevin Madden, and the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance with the investigation.
CAMERON MCDERMOTT, D.O.B. 9/16/1985
• Rape in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
• Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony, one count