LI man accused of sex assault

April 22, 2008 3:31:38 AM PDT
A Commack man will be arraigned Tuesday in Riverhead for the alleged sexual abuse of two young boys in July of 2007. Suffolk County detectives arrested 31-year-old Marc Pipitone, of 93 Fulton Boulevard in Commack, on April 10.

Police say Pipitone victimized a 5-year-old autistic boy and his 7-year-old brother while working as a Respite Care Aide in a private home.

Pipitone has worked as a substitute special education teacher for the Developmental Disabilities Institute and the Deer Park and Smithtown school districts since receiving his teaching license in 2005.

Pipitone is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He is in the county jail, being held on $75,000 cash bail or $150,000 bond.