FALCONER – A new town supervisor officially took office on Tuesday after the Town of Ellicott’s longtime leader resigned this month amid allegations against him.
Patrick McLaughlin submitted his written resignation on February 3rd after the 72-year-old Celoron resident was accused of exposing himself to children.
A 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.
A special election will take place this fall, with Ward II Councilwoman Janet Bowman serving in the supervisor role and Rob White appointed to fill bowman’s shoes on the town board.