Camp counselor indicted on sex abuse charges


A grand jury has indicted a longtime Brant Lake Camp counselor on 19 charges related to alleged sexual abuse of five young boys.

Dylan T. Stolz, of Queens, was charged with nine counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse, nine counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and one count of felony second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

Three of the boys are now 9 years old, and two of them are 10 years old, according to the indictment. The allegations span the summer of 2015 through June 2018.

Stolz appeared in Warren County Court on Wednesday for his arraignment on the grand jury charges, but was soon dismissed. Stolz informed court officials that he had hired attorney Jeffrey Matte to represent him, but Warren County Judge John Hall has a recusal agreement.

Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan is expected to take on the case, though he was not available Wednesday, and Hall told Stolz to be in touch with Matte for a new court date.

Stolz was arrested on July 4 following a state police investigation into the 51-year-old, who has worked at Brant Lake Camp in Horicon in the Adirondacks for the past 33 summers.

After his arrest, he was charged with five counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse, arraigned in Glens Falls City Court and sent to Warren County Jail.

A grand jury has now issued more charges against Stolz. The alleged abuse stems back to the summer of 2015 for one of the boys and continued through 2017. Stolz allegedly had sexual contact with one 9-year-old five times between last year and this year.

Police have asked anyone who believes that Stolz may have committed additional crimes to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Queensbury at 518-745-1035.