Riverhead, NY (April 17, 2019) – According to police, the Suffolk County correction officer who was recently charged with the ongoing sexual abuse of a young boy over several years is now facing new charges from an alleged second victim. 55-year-old Robert Weis was charged earlier this month for the sexual abuse of a friend’s child from the time the boy was 7 until 16, and on Wednesday, April 17th, another alleged victim came forward, according to authorities.
Police stated that a second victim has reported being sodomized by Weis on numerous occasions, beginning when he was the age of 12. Investigators also discovered child pornography in Weis’ home, of which boys were being sexually abused in the suspects’ basement. At this time, it is believed that up to at least five other children were also victims of Weis.
According to authorities, Weis had been a certified foster parent from 2006 until at least 2013. It is believed that this may have allowed him ample opportunities to groom and sexually abuse young boys. At this time, Weis faces up to 40 years in prison if he is convicted.
New York Child Victim’s Act
First and foremost, we would like to express our deepest sympathies for the victims of this heinous predator as they attempt to recover from their unfortunate abuse. At this time, it is imperative for family members and victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows children who have been abused time to make an attempt at healing before moving forward. At Hach & Rose, we are inflexible about holding those who commit sexual offenses liable for their unspeakable actions, and we firmly believe that each and every child victim deserves the most compassionate representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York tragically occurs all too often, and we have devoted our careers to the victims of such atrocious acts. Our sympathetic sexual abuse attorneys recognize the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of child sex abuse, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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