10/24/07 -- Seneca County, NY - The Seneca County Sheriff's Office Tuesday night commended three officers and two child protective workers for their work busting a multi-county child sex ring.
Investigator John Cleere and case workers Connie Foster and Lynda Stanistreet were part of a joint investigation that began in December 2005 and ultimately unearthed several victims ranging in age from 1-year-old to 15-years-old. The types of abuse and exploitation included sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, drugs and child prostitution.
In August 2006, Wayne County Sheriff's deputies joined the
investigation, which led to the arrest of five adults on 85 charges - 60 of which were felonies.