NYPD sex crimes officer arrested for 83 counts of child sexual abuse

A retired NYPD lieutenant commander from Orange County, NY who was part of a sex crimes unit is set to be arraigned this week on 83 counts of child sexual abuse.

Neighbors in Greenwood Lake say they are in shock after disturbing allegations of child sex abuse and incest against retired NYPD Lt. Commander Nicholas McAteer.

A total of 83 counts were outlined in the indictment, which claims the 45-year-old father of three molested two family members who are not his children for nearly a decade.

Citing a source with close knowledge of the case, local Westchester, New York News 12 is reporting that the 45-year-old father of three is accused of “sexual assaults that systematically took place in McAteer’s home while his wife was sleeping and in his unmarked NYPD patrol car, and while he worked for a sex crimes unit in Manhattan and its Internal Bureau of Investigations.

McAteer, was a lieutenant recently on special assignment with the NYPD and a past detective squad commander, before retiring a few months ago. McAteer was originally brought up on charges by one victim in Greenwood Lake back in August and is out on $75,000 bail. A grand jury indicted McAteer on dozens of new charges last week after the second female victim reportedly came forward. So far, 80 of the counts are felony charges.

News 12 reached out to the NYPD and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, but both declined to comment.

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