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Former BPD officer charged with sex crimes

by Aaron Cerbone - NEWS EDITOR
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:00 pm
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EX-OFFICER - Adam Mesiti, who was arrested and charged with over 60 sexual assault and rape charges, is a retired Brockport Police Department officer. His court date at the Murray Town Court will be set soon.
Photo courtesy of Orleans County Sherriff EX-OFFICER - Adam Mesiti, who was arrested and charged with over 60 sexual assault and rape charges, is a retired Brockport Police Department officer. His court date at the Murray Town Court will be set soon.

 The first court date for the retired Brockport Police Department officer charged with 60 sex crimes was cancelled March 22 and the court will announce the rescheduled date soon. 

After retiring from BPD, Adam Mesiti, 46, worked for C.O.P. Security, a private contracting company and was placed in Holley High School for three or four months. According to investigator Shannon Brett the main investigator in the case, Mesiti has been charged with 30 counts of sexual misconduct, 20 counts of criminal sex acts and 10 counts of third degree rape, all of which were alleged to have taken place while Mesiti was working at the school in 2014.

The victim was 16 at the time but did not reveal the sexual misconduct inflicted upon her, until early in February of this year.

After a month-long investigation, the Orleans County Sherriff's Office made the arrest on March 3. Mesiti's bail and bond were set at $25,000 and an order of protection was issued for the victim. 

Though the first court date was postponed,there will be a new date scheduled soon and an order of protection was issued for the victim. 

Though the first court date with Town Justice Theodore Spada, Jr. was postponed, there will be a new date scheduled soon and The Stylus will keep updating this story through the case.

Holley High School brought the the crimes to the police and Brett said the school and C.O.P. were both cooperating in the investigation.

"The security and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to work with law enforcement in their efforts to keep our community safe," according to Statement on C.O.P. Security Employee Arrest on holleycsd.org.

Brett stressed that it is important for victims to report sexual assault or abuse to authorities. 

According to rain.com, two out of every three sexual assaults go unreported and this keeps the majority of rapists from seeing court.

 "I would recommend that if someone doesn't feel comfortable talking directly to the police then maybe they could talk to a social worker, counselor or someone that they trust," Brett said. "It is very common that victims don't come forward for many years,"

Brett said anyone with information about the case can call her at 585-590-4158.

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