The arrest of a police sergeant’s live-in boyfriend has reportedly launched a multi-agency probe into allegations that gay cops in upstate New York may have hosted or participated in sex parties attended by teens not old enough to drink booze or give consent.
The Times Union reports that Schenectady police Sgt. Jonathan E. Moore, 35, was at an auto dealership last month in Colonie, NY, when his boyfriend, Anthony Aubin, 27, was arrested after trying to use a counterfeit check to buy a 2016 Jaguar coupe for $92,000, according to arrest records.
Moore is now suspended as the department investigates their connections and business dealings, the Times Union reported. Aubin’s arrest has triggered a broader investigation into allegations that gay officers may have hosted “breeding parties” allegedly attended by teenagers.
Police in Schenectady have scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference to respond to the report, a dispatcher confirmed to The Post.
The Times Union also reported that the Albany Police Department’s internal affairs unit is looking into information allegedly connecting one of its officers to the case. Other departments may also become involved in a larger investigation, one person who was briefed on the matter told the paper.
Albany police spokesman Steven Smith declined comment, citing an ongoing investigation.
“We’re not really in a position to say anything right now,” Smith told The Post.
Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox said he was “not really in a position” to comment when reached by the Times Union.
“There is a case we are looking into but we are not in a position to even gauge whether or not there is any truth to what has been alleged,” Cox told the newspaper.
Calls seeking comment from Schenectady police officials were not immediately returned early Wednesday.