Correction Officer Accused Of Sexually Abusing 2 Children
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A correction officer on Long Island has been indicted on charges he sexually abused two children.
Prosecutors say 55-year-old Robert Weis, of Hampton Bays, was arraigned on Wednesday. He's also accused of stealing items from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.
Weis was employed as a Suffolk county correction officer since 1995 and is currently suspended. Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.
Prosecutors say the investigation began last month when the alleged victim, who is currently an adult, reported to police that Weis had abused him when he was a minor. After Weis was arrested on April 4, prosecutors say a second alleged victim came forward.
Weis was also arrested in South Carolina in 2016 on charges he sexually abused a 13-year-old. Those charges are pending.