Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 12:51 am
Lindenhurst, NY (May 23, 2019) – Authorities have stated that a veteran crossing guard in Suffolk County has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl by way of forcible touching. Investigators reported that the incident took place approximately two weeks ago near Alleghany Avenue Elementary School, where 78-year-old Philip Bonaventure has been working as a crossing guard for twelve years.
Police stated that Bonaventure escorted the teenage girl while she was walking to pick up her younger sibling from school. Bonaventure is reported to have then taken the victim to a building in the area where he forcibly and inappropriately touched her. At this time, police have not mentioned which building Bonaventure took the victim into, although there is a firehouse located on the corner.
Bonaventure was arrested and charged with forcible touching, as well as endangering the welfare of a child. He is due to appear in court on Friday, May 24th.
Sexual Abuse in New York
Above all else, we would first and foremost like to offer our sincere sympathies to the victim of the accused as we preserve hope for her ability to recover from this incident. At this time, it is terribly important to understand that, as the victim of any form of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have substantial rights in terms of obtaining compensation for the misconduct that you were wrongfully forced to endure.
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