JUDGE SETS $1M BAIL IN SEX ABUSE CASE
A 25 year old Dix Hills truck driver, who is not being identified because in doing so would identify the alleged victim, is charged with sodomizing his daughter since she was three months old. He also offered to swap her so he could have sex with other men's young daughters. The girl is now 4 years old. The man, who is a cola company truck driver, is facing a maximum of 286 years in prison if convicted of the charges in the 51 count indictment. Police became aware of him when he began corresponding with an undercover police officer in an Internet chat room. He is accused of having oral sex with the girl since she was 3 months old and he posted pictures and videos on the Internet of himself engaging in such acts with the girl. Suffolk DA James Catterson said the case is the most shocking of his career. The girl and her brother, who is 7, are now in foster care. The man's wife was charged with use of a child in a sexual performance, but has not been indicted. Her lawyer said that if her husband was abusing the girl, she had no idea. But the woman was aware that her husband had an interest in child pornography.
(Dix Hills, New York)