PLATTSBURGH -- The case of a Homeland Security worker charged with sexual abuse will likely be handled in Clinton County Court.

Jason C. Beauharnois, 25, of Plattsburgh was charged back in June with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy. The arrest information was just released this week.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert LaFountain said that State Police were notified June 4 after the boy told someone at school that he had been abused.

Eight days later, after an investigation, State Police charged Beauharnois with first-degree course of sexual conduct involving a victim under age 11 and first-degree course of sexual conduct involving a victim under age 13 -- because the abuse had allegedly occurred over several years. He was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Beauharnois was employed with the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration at the airport in Burlington but has been suspended.

LaFountain said the abuse did not take place in connection with Beauharnois's job.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court back in June and sent to Clinton County Jail. He has since been released.

Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie would say only that there was an ongoing investigation involving Beauharnois.

Beauharnois could not be reached Wednesday for comment.

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