Former Oswego County legislator facing new charges for 'relationship' with teen boy

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A former Oswego County legislator is facing new charges stemming from an investigation into a relationship with a 15-year-old boy. 

In October 2017, the 15-year-old's mother told investigators that Pulaski school counselor James Maroney suggested to the teen's parents that their son work for county legislator Shawn Doyle last spring. 

"At the time, we thought it would be a good idea because Mr. Maroney said that Shawn Doyle had helped other boys stay out of trouble," the mother said in October. 

But after spending time with Doyle, 51, the teen's mother said her son started breaking curfew. 

The 15-year old told investigators, "when I would hang out with Shawn, there were no rules." 

The teen also added that the two would frequently exchange messages. 

Doyle was initially charged with issuing a false statement, two counts of unlawfully dealing with a minor and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 

State Police have additionally charged Doyle with forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse, and another count of endangering the welfare of a child. 

Maroney has been charged with issuing a false written statement and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Doyle will re-appear in Richland Town Court on March 7. 

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