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Mar 12, 2013 4:27 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Bay Shore Man Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges In Quogue

Mar 14, 2013 4:53 PM

Quogue Village Police arrested a 25-year-old Bay Shore man early Tuesday morning after they said he engaged in sex acts with a 16-year-old boy he met on the internet.

William Ellinger was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of third-degree sex abuse, all misdemeanors, according to Village Police.

Police said the parents of the Quogue teenager called them at 7:15 p.m. on Monday after discovering that their son and Mr. Ellinger had engaged in a sex act at their home.

Mr. Ellinger was taken to police headquarters for questioning and subsequently arrested there at 1:45 a.m. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Village Justice Court and released to Southampton Town Police, who are conducting an investigation of allegations that the defendant committed additional crimes in the town’s jurisdiction.

It was unclear whether Town Police had filed additional charges against Mr. Ellinger as Town Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa could not be reached for comment.

Carol Moran

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turkey bridge?
By whatapity (106), Tuckahoe on Mar 12, 13 5:26 PM
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Whatapity, this is the second time you've posted this same strange comment, apparently inviting (challenging?) me and other regular posters to say something about a case of alleged sexual abuse of minors. The other involved the Sears case, see 3/13 link above.

What's this about, man? Do you want us all to grab pitchforks and mob up to kill the monster Dr. Frankenstein has created? Do you want us to jump in there with poisonous comments about the alleged perps and what should be done ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Mar 13, 13 11:27 AM
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Typical response for a liberal, figures...
By whatapity (106), Tuckahoe on Mar 14, 13 12:27 PM
Thank God I'm not the parent that would be a disturbing situation
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Mar 13, 13 12:27 AM
The the village Quogue is turning into Payton Place! smh
By Jaws (245), Amity Island on Mar 13, 13 12:44 AM
Why would he be released on his own recognizance? No bail? How does one engage in a sex act with a 16 year old and have it classified as a misdemeanor? I am confused.
By Hambone (514), New York on Mar 13, 13 8:54 AM
The story has been corrected to reflect that the judge turned over custody of the defendant to the Southampton Town Police Department, which is investigating possible other charges outside of Quogue Village.
By Bill Sutton, Managing Editor (117), Westhampton Beach on Mar 14, 13 4:57 PM
Hambone. Please read the article here about the Quogue Cop who broke into a Village employees home to leave sexually deviant notes. Then read Lt Isolas quoted response to the victim. This will then all make sense.
By G (342), Southampton on Mar 13, 13 6:27 PM
Sweet Jaysus. If I were Jay Sears I'd be pretty pissed off in that his alleged kiddie porno moment was more about blunt scissors and elmer's glue whereas this guy is not only trolling the internet but IN THE HOUSE!

They notify the cops on Monday, he is arrested Monday afternoon and home by Tuesday dinner. Maybe ms. Moran missed some salient points but for public safety wouldn't make sense to bar him from his computer? Take his passport? If guilty this guy has a life ahead of him behind ...more
By Hambone (514), New York on Mar 14, 13 11:18 AM
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Seriously, this is a little scary! We need to teach the youth not to be so trusting of these people on the internet!!!
By NorthRd90 (7), Southampton on Mar 14, 13 11:55 AM
parents, do you know where you're children are?
By shampton (30), southampton on Mar 18, 13 11:54 AM