NY Woman, Accused of Child Sex, Skips to France
(Queensbury, New York) A 33-year-old local woman, Abby J. Berkheimer, who worked as a library assistant at Crandall Public Library, was scheduled to plead guilty last week to engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy.
Per a plea agreement, Berkheimer would have received probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. However,
Berkheimer did not show up for the hearing, and efforts to determine why she missed the court date led to information that she had fled to France, officials said.Reportedly, the US and France do have an extradition agreement.
Berkheimer had posted $2,500 cash bail, which is in jeopardy unless she returns to Warren County and appears in court within 30 days of her first scheduled court appearance.
She also could face a felony bail jumping charge if she fails to return to court before 30 days passes, Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan said.