CENTEREACH - A Centereach man has been arrested for sex crimes against children he allegedly committed more than 30 years ago.
Paul Collins, 62, is accused of sexually abusing children while working at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club in Massachusetts. He was arrested over the weekend by federal marshals at his home on Pleasant Avenue. Police did not say how long Collins has lived there.
Collins allegedly assaulted four boys while he was a swim coach at the club from 1978 to 1980.
An investigation was opened a couple of years ago when a different former club employee, now dead, was accused of abuse. Police say they learned of the accusations against Collins during the investigation.
Collins faces a number of charges, including rape of a child by force. He is being held on $250,000 bail.