Ward Melville High School Teacher Arrested for Sex Abuse of Student

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.