Counselor arrested for sex relationship with camper

Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 17:44:14-04

A 20-year-old camp counselor is facing sex crime charges for having sexual relations with a 16-year-old camper - and the charges come a week after he was arrested for endangering the welfare of a 7-year-old camper.

New York State Police first arrested Nicholas Maroney July 29th after police say he got drunk, went back to the camp ground where he worked, and got into bed with a 7-year-old girl.  Police say there was no report of sexual contact in that incident, but Maroney was arrested for Child Endangerment after he was seen leaving the girl's bunk bed.

Police say during their investigation into how that happened, they learned that Maroney had sexual relations with a 16-year-old female camper.  The information came from interviews with campers and staff members.

Maroney was a camp counselor at YMCA Genesee/Camp Hough in the Town of Castile.  He is now charged with Sexual Misconduct.  The Perry native arraigned in the Town of Perry Court.

YMCA Camp Hough has released the following statement about the charges:


The new information that has come to light about counselor Nicholas Maroney is disturbing and goes against everything YMCA Camp Hough stands for. Mr. Maroney's employment has already been terminated prior to this new information, due to violations of camp policies.

At YMCA Camp Hough, the safety and well-being of children in our care always has been and always will be a top priority.