Huntington Station man accused of sexually abusing young girl, harassing another
Police are looking for more potential victims after a Huntington Station man was arrested on accusations of sexually abusing a young girl and harassing another.
Police say 50-year-old Thomas Costas, who lives on Melville Road, sent several sexually inappropriate text messages to an 11-year-old girl earlier this year.
According to detectives, another woman came forward alleging that Costas sexually assaulted her from 2007 to 2010 when she was between 10 and 13 years old.
Police say Costas was a friend of both girls' families.
Costas's lawyer says his client has been a volunteer firefighter in Huntington for more than 20 years and works for the Town of Huntington's Highway Department.
"The felony charges date back to 2007, so that's always troubling, that obviously weighs on the merits of the case," says Michael Brown, Costas' lawyer.
Costas is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, stalking and course of sexual conduct against a child. He is being held on bail.
News 12 reached out to the Town of Huntington and Huntington Manor Fire Department to find out Costas' current job status. The fire department declined to comment and the Town Attorney Nicholas Ciappetta says the matter is under review.
Victims are asked to call Second Squad detectives at 631-852-8252.