MINEOLA - The Long Beach teen accused of strangling a newlywed woman in Rockville Center is now also facing sex abuse charges.

Maxwell Sherman is accused of murdering 18-year-old Lauren Daverin, of Lynbrook. Daverin was found in a pool of blood on a footbridge in Rockville Centre.

Sherman's lawyer says his client is innocent. He also says all of the evidence in the case is circumstantial and that the truth will come out in court.