Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 12:51 am
Staten Island, NY (May 9, 2019) – Authorities allege that a 69-year-old man has been taken into custody for committing sexual offenses against a girl who was under the age of 13 at the time of the incidents. Police announced the arrest of Luis Morales, 69, of New Brighton, on Monday, May 6th, for the alleged attacks on the young girl.
According to the criminal complaint, as well as the police, Morales sexually assaulted the young girl on multiple occasions between May 2006 and June 2008 in the borough. The arrest follows an investigation after the unidentified victim filed a complaint with authorities.
Morales is currently being charged with course of sexual conduct against a child, as well as endangering the welfare of a child for performing sexual acts on the girl and groping her. Morales is presently being held at the Brooklyn Detention Complex on $25,000 bail. He will be back in court on Friday, May 10th.
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Before moving forward, we wish to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the victim and her family as they attempt to recover from this incident. It is important for child victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows time to make an attempt at healing before anything else. At Hach & Rose, we are unbending in our drive to hold those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses liable for their actions. As members of the community, we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves compassionate and knowledgeable representation.
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