Local abuse victim dies, new charges could be filed

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local girl abused by the family babysitter ten years ago has died and prosecutors are deciding whether new charges will be filed.

Riley Gilbert was 2 years old when the attack left her with a traumatic brain injury.

The babysitter was convicted of assault and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office says he is waiting for a cause of death before deciding if there will be new charges.

Riley passed away last Thursday at the age of 12.

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