Foster parent accused of sex abuse w/ boys, dog

Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 14:19:17-04

A Long Island foster parent is being held on $1 million bond after prosecutors say he sexually abused at least seven young boys over two decades.

Cesar Gonzalez-Mugaburu of Ridge, New York was charged in a 17-count indictment Friday with child endangerment and sexual misconduct. He is accused of victimizing children as young as 8. He is also accused of sexually abusing a dog.

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota says Gonzalez-Mugaburu said he has been a foster parent for up to 140 boys since at least 1996, earning as much as $18,000 a month.

His attorney did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

Two boys reported the abuse earlier this year, and prosecutors are investigating whether more boys had been abused.