Sag Harbor Man Arrested on Felony Child Abuse Charges


East Hampton Town Police have arrested a Sag Harbor man who they say allegedly sexually abused a child in Springs in November of 2018.

Juan M. Bacuilima, 56, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, following an investigation.

In a news release issued Thursday, police said the child reported the alleged incident to school officials in January this year “after seeing an educational video on when to report touching to an adult.”

Mr. Bacuilima was scheduled to be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday.