Stephen Malusa
Stephen Malusa

A 47-year-old science teacher at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket has been arrested for allegedly sexually abused a female student younger than 17 years old last year, Suffolk County police said.

Stephen Malusa of Selden was charged Tuesday with third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said an investigation revealed that he had abused a female student in May 2013.

Special Victims Section detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information is asked to call them at 631-852-6531 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.



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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.