ELLICOTT – The Town of Ellicott Supervisor accused of exposing himself to children has resigned.
Town Clerk Amy Bellardo confirmed the news to WNY News Now, saying that longtime Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin submitted the written resignation on Thursday afternoon.
The 72-year-old Celoron resident was accused of exposing himself to children on Wednesday.
New York State Police Captain tells us that the alleged crimes happened on more than one occasion.
McLaughlin is charged with one count of public lewdness, one count of public lewdness in the first degree, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is schedule to appear in court at a later date.
Due to the sensitivity of the case, State Police were not able to release more information on the allegations.
Bellardo says before a special election this fall, Ward II councilwoman Janet Bowman will serve in the role.
In a handwritten note, McLaughlin wrote the following:
Amy & Staff,
Due to health and personal issues, I am resigning my position of town supervisor immediately. Accusations as they are, I will not accept any phone calls or questions regarding my decision. It’s been an honor serving our community.
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