NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A camp counselor is accused of sexually abusing a girl while on a field trip this week.
Endrick Torres, 33, of Queens has been charged with sexual abuse in the first-degree, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to law enforcement sources, Torres, a counselor with traveling camp “Big Bird’s Playhouse,” was riding on a bus with campers on Aug. 13.
While stuck in traffic en route to a park on Staten Island, Torres, known as “Mr. E” to campers, asked a girl to move her seat and sat next to the alleged victim, aged 10, according to law enforcement sources.
He then forcibly touched the girl’s vagina and buttocks and then placed her hand on his penis, according to a criminal complaint.
The girl then mouthed “help me” to her friend, sources said.
The alleged victim later informed her mother of the incident who notified police.
Torres was arrested on Aug. 14 and arraigned. He was released on $15,000 bond.
His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 19.
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