NORWICH Ė A man accused of breaking into a womanís home to steal her underwear was released without bail from the Chenango County Correctional Facility Friday at the strenuous objection of prosecutors and as the victimís family expressed concern for her safety.
City of Norwich Police arrested 21-year-old Joshua D. Derouchie of 7 State St., Norwich, on Sept. 4 after they received a complaint that he was posting offensive images of the victim online.
Police said they discovered the posted images contained articles of clothing that were stolen from the victimís home more than a year earlier.
Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Ferrarese told Chenango County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan that Derouchie had admitted to breaking into the victimís home on two of the three alleged incidents.
He also said the defendant told investigators he committed sexual acts with the clothing before posting pictures of the victim and her garments on the Internet. The ADA then said Derouchie encouraged others to commit similar sexual acts with the images online.