The Special Victims Squad reports the arrest of a Smithtown man for Sexual Abuse that occurred in Bethpage.
According to detectives, Defendant Joseph Gallagher, 28, of Smithtown, while employed as a teacher at Bethpage High School, engaged in sexual contact with a juvenile female victim. The school was notified of a possible incident and contacted Police who continued to conduct a thorough investigation. Defendant Gallagher was arrested without incident.
The Special Victims Squad requests anyone who may have been a victim of the above listed defendant or has any additional information; please contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or Special Victims Squad at (516) 573-4022.
Defendant Joseph Gallagher is charged with two (2) counts of Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: D/Sgt. Maltempi/SVS