New details emerge in case of NYPD officer accused of molesting girl

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SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A New York City police officer has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a girl overt the course of three years, starting when she was 10 years old, investigators said Thursday.

Jacob Sabbagh, 33, faces one count each course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree, sexual abuse in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The alleged abuse began in June 2005 and stopped in March 2008, according to an indictment.

Authorities said the child was 10 years old when the suspected abuse began and it lasted until she was 13. The girl came foward when she was 16 and the allegations have been under investigation since.

For years, Sabbagh allegedly molested the girl, touching her breasts, vagina and buttocks, according to the indictment. He’s also accused of having sex with the girl.

Sabbagh was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and released on his own recognizance.

The case is under investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

PIX11 News’ Myles Miller contributed to this report.