Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Astoria Police Conclude Sex Abuse Investigation

Suspect Arrested
On March 14, 2012 Astoria Police arrested Earnest Aiken, Age 80 of Astoria.
The incident leading to his arrest began on December 28, 2011 with a mandatory reporter who viewed a Facebook post by the teenage victim in the case. The mandatory reporter, a teacher, reported the possible abuse to Department of Human Services - Child Protective Services (CPS).
Astoria Police assigned the case to the School Resource Officer Ken Hansen who investigated in conjunction with CPS. The victim disclosed that Aiken touched her on the clothed buttocks and vagina.

On March 14 Officer Hansen served a warrant that was a result of a Grand Jury indictment taking Aiken into custody. Aiken had made arrangements to turn him self in.

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