According to reports coming out of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) a decorated Sex Crimes Lieutenant has now been charged with over 80 Counts of Child Sexual Abuse.
Lieutenant Nicholas McAteer of the NYPD, who originally is from the New York City suburb of Orange County, and currently resides in Greenwood Lake; is now accused of a series of disturbing child sexual abuses as well as incest after two of his victims have courageously come forward to tell their stories.
Back in August McAteer was originally charged with rape and was released on a $75,000 bond, according to <a href="http://westchester.news12.com/story/36201604/retired-nypd-lieutenant-faces-rape-charges">Local News 12 Westchester</a>.
This past week however a second victim went public expressing that the abuse started against the young children when they were 12 and 23 years of age.
Neighbors from the Greenwood Lake community where McAteer lived stated they're in absolute shock of the horrors in which someone living so close to them had committed.
As laid out per the grand jury indictments a total of 82 counts were filed against McAteer, some of which claims that the 45-year-old father of three molested two of his own family members for almost a decade straight.
A source told the same <a href="http://westchester.news12.com/story/36662894/retired-nypd-lieutenant-from-orange-county-accused-of-child-sex-abuse">Local News 12 Westchester </a>last week that most of the forced rapes occurred either in McAteer's home while his wife was sleeping or inside of his unmarked NYPD patrol car, while he was working for the Sex Crimes Unit in Manhattan and its Internal Bureau of Investigations.
In court last Wednesday after entering a Plea of Not Guilty McAteer’s lawyer Andrew Quinn left the courthouse's only public exit by himself.
McAteer then exited through a side door at the opposite end of the building, avoiding the media and jumping into a silver BMW.
A supervisor inside the Orange County Courthouse denies any special treatment was given to McAteer and says it appears McAteer left through an unmarked, rarely used stairwell between the courthouse and government center under construction.
That supervisor said that the stairwell signage will be changed to ensure there's no future unauthorized access and added that, as is, McAteer did not break the law by using it.
Most of the local media are accusing the Judicial branch including law enforcement and bailiffs of assisting McAteer to escape the courthouse so he doesn't have to face the media.
Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Milan has asked Judge Nicholas De Rosa repeatedly to raise McAteer’s bail from the $25,000 cash or $75,000 bond set in local court to $50,000 cash or $150,000 bond.
The indictment charges that McAteer sexually abused and assaulted one victim multiple times between 2008 and 2013, and that he forcibly raped the other victim in 2003 and 2007, and groped her in 2016.
He's set to appear back before the courts in early December for another pretrial hearing.
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