Elmore, defendant in torture case, charged in Montgomery County 

The trailer at 1795 Highway 107, lot 18, in Broadalbin, where a woman was allegedly held and tortured for six days, is seen here. Inset: From left are Nicole K. Elmore and Justin J. Wilson, both of Amsterdam.

Nicole K. Elmore, 35, who allegedly helped kidnap and torture a woman in Fulton County during the first week of the new year, has now been charged in Montgomery County stemming from alleged abuse that occurred during the same time period at a motel in Amsterdam.

Elmore has been charged in Montgomery County with attempted murder in the first degree, aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, assault in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment and conspiracy, all felonies, according to a news release issued by Montgomery County District Attorney Lorraine Diamond. 

Elmore was arraigned late in the evening on Jan. 20 before Judge Lisa Lorman in Amsterdam City Court and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, according to the release. 

The alleged abuse at the motel is part of six days of torture that began with Elmore and Justin J. Wilson, a 31-year-old Gloversville resident, kidnapping Wilson’s estranged wife from a West Fulton Street home in Gloversville on New Year’s Eve. The events at the motel occurred during the six days over which they also brutalized the woman at Elmore’s trailer in the town of Perth and at the Knights Inn in Amsterdam for nearly a week before the victim was able to escape in Gloversville, authorities said. 

While Elmore and Wilson also face charges of felony kidnapping, assault with intent to disfigure and aggravated sexual abuse currently filed in Perth Town Court, the charges are expected to transfer to the Fulton County level soon. 

The victim’s statements regarding the incidents she says took place at the Knights Inn came from the hospital on Jan. 7, where she submitted a supporting deposition to New York State Police. In the deposition, included in Perth Town Court documents, the alleged victim said she was “abused over and over” at the motel. The victim told state police that Wilson, who has not yet been charged in Montgomery County, according to the district attorney’s release, attempted to drown her in a hot tub and forced her head into a urine-filled toilet. In addition, the victim said, “They whipped me with a charging cable that was wrapped around a wrench, multiple times.” 

The victim also told police, “Nicole was involved with everything,” court papers show.   

Elmore is facing a maximum of life imprisonment if convicted on the highest charge of attempted murder in the first degree, the DA’s release states.  

Diamond, as well as attorneys for Elmore and Wilson, could not be reached immediately. 

Andrew Waite can be reached at [email protected] and at 518-417-9338. Follow him on Twitter @UpstateWaite.

By Andrew Waite

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