More Sexual Abuse Charges Filed in Bethel Case

A grand jury has indicted a former Bethel daycare operator on additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

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by Associated Press

BETHEL- A grand jury has indicted a former Bethel daycare operator on additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Sixty-nine-year-old Peter Tony is already in custody on seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Now he has been indicted on three more counts.
The new victim was allegedly abused in 1998.
Tony, a former foster parent, also is accused of abusing a 4-year-old for about a year.
Tony's stepdaughter says she was abused by Tony when she was 8. The 48-year-old says her two sisters also were abused as children and committed suicide as adults.
She can't press charges because the statute of limitations has expired.
Tony is represented by the Public Defender Agency, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.