Camp Counselor Arrested After Second Girl Accuses Him of Sexual Abuse
STATEN ISLAND — A Staten Island camp counselor accused earlier this month of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl was arrested again on Monday after another young camper accused him of attacking her.
Endrick Torres, 33, who worked at Big Bird's Playhouse traveling camp for four years, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching after allegedly abusing an 8-year-old girl, according to the District Attorney's office.
Between July 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012, Torres allegedly touched the girl's legs on the camp bus and at a movie theater at least eight times while she attended the day camp, according to court documents.
The victim finally told her mother about the attacks after the mom saw news reports of Torres’ earlier arrest and spoke to her child. The victim got upset and then made the accusations against Torres, the source said.
Torres, of Elmhurst, Queens, was first arrested on Aug. 14, after he allegedly sexually abused a 10-year-old girl on a camp bus on the way to a Staten Island park, a law enforcement source said.
He was arraigned after the latest arrest on Monday with a bail set at $35,000, the district attorney said. Torres is due back in court on Friday.
The camp did not immediately respond to requests for comment.