Oswego Co. legislator, school counselor accused of having inappropriate relationship with teen

Police: Men allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy

OSWEGO, NY (WSYR-TV) - A member of the Oswego County Legislature and a counselor with the Pulaski School District are under arrest for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy.

In a joint investigation with the New York State Police and the FBI, 51-year-old Shawn P. Doyle of Pulaski has been charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of unlawfully dealing to a minor and one count of issuing a false written statement.  

State Police say Doyle is a member of the Oswego County Legislature.

73-year-old John James Maroney of New Haven faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of issuing a false written statement.  Maroney is a counselor in the Pulaski School District.

State Police say the 15-year-old boy spent nights at Doyle’s home and Doyle provided alcohol to the teen, bought him clothes and computer equipment gave him cash and took him out to eat.

Investigators say the teen was introduced to Doyle by Maroney.  Maroney has been placed on administrative leave by the Pulaski School District.

The district posted this message on its Facebook page regarding Maroney:

Pulaski Community,

The Pulaski Academy & Central School District received information this morning, Thursday, October 26, 2017, from the New York State Troopers that a school-based counselor working at Pulaski MSHS through the Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) has been arrested on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of false written statement.

The school district has worked with NOCHSI and the employee has been placed on administrative leave. This is to say that all duties the counselor had associated with the Pulaski Academy & Central School District and its students have been suspended.

The safety and well-being of our students is always the highest priority in our schools. We are shocked and dismayed by this allegation and will be working to support all of our students.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Brian Hartwell

The investigation began when the parents of a 15-year-old reported what they believed was an inappropriate relationship between their son and Doyle and Maroney.

Doyle and Maroney were arraigned in the Town of Richland and released on their own recognizance. 

Anyone with information concerning this investigation can call the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Major Crimes Unit at SP Oneida at 315-366-6000.   


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