Couple, son arrested in sex crimes investigation
BATAVIA, NY– An Genesee County couple and their adopted son are facing charges following an investigating into sex crimes.
State Police investigators say Scott A. Reed, 50, was arrested for allegedly committing sex abuse with a minor over a 10-year period. The case was reported to state police in March. Reed is charged with Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the 2nd Degree. He faces up to seven years in prison if convcted.
His wife, Deborah S. Reed, 51, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. She is accused of failing to provide adequate protection for other children within their home, after learning of alleged past abuse by Scott Reed.
“She knew what was going on, but wasn’t trying to reach out to any local or state law enforcement to try and seek help for these people, to say hey my husband is involved in something he shouldn’t be doing,” said Trooper James O’Callaghan of the New York State Police.
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