An Albany County man accused of allegedly sexually abusing a teenage boy will stand trial this coming Monday, April 24 in Albany County District Court.

Kenneth Matthew Lovato is charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, a charge which he has been previously convicted of twice, once in New Mexico and once in California in 1996.

Lovato was arrested in July after Albany County Sheriff’s deputies investigated complaints. According to court documents, Lovato gave the victim alcohol and pills before sexually abusing the boy.

Lovato pleaded not guilty to the charges in August. His trial is scheduled to run through Friday, April 28.

If convicted of the charges, Lovato could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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