Parks Department employee Rene Herrera, 57, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly sexually abusing an underage female relative. He is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl on three separate occasions in 2008, according to police.
The mother of the girl, who is now 16, reported the incidents to the police on Saturday, December 28. He been suspended without pay, according to a Parks Department spokesperson.
Herrera is a Parks Manager for Queens Districts 5 and 6 which includes Juniper Park. He is married with 3 children and lives in Woodhaven. (Photo: Juniper Park Civic Association)
A Parks Department employee was arrested for sexually abusing an underage female relative, according to the New York Post.
Sources said Rene Herrera, 57, was cuffed Sunday at his Queens home and charged with three counts of sex abuse after police learned of his vile acts, cops said.
Police did not give much detail on the victim or say how long the abuse had gone on for, but sources confirmed that the victim is a relative and below the age of legal consent.
The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation did not immediately return a call for comment.
Queens Courier - December 30th, 2013 - By Liam La Guerre
New York Post - By Daniel Prendergast December 30, 2013