LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (PIX11)—Parents in West Hempstead are a little unnerved after learning police arrested a 42-year-old man, accused of molesting a little boy, barely in his teens, who he picked up on Craigslist.
This was on Friday. David Boutin was arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Central Islip on two counts of Criminal Sexual Behavior.
"He was two houses away from me. If I had a younger sister or brother, I would definitely be worried," said Keith Eggart, a neighbor.
Suffolk County Police say a cop searching for a stolen motorcycle stumbled on Boutin with the 13-year-old boy in the backseat of his Toyota -- miles away from the home he shares with his wife in West Hempstead -- on LIPA property in Soreham on a utility access road.
PIX11 spoke with Boutin's sister-in-law who said his behavior was "disgusting and disgraceful," adding "to me, he is nothing. He's already done. He's gone."
Meanwhile, parents are livid. One mother told PIX11 she was outraged after learning how Craigslist was involved.
"They should shut down the site... [sic] needs to be shut down. As a parent, you should know what sites your kids are visiting," said Jill Iaquinta, who raised two daughters in the neighborhood.
The investigation is still open. If you have any information about Boutin, police would appreciate it if you call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Additional Reporting By Ellyn Marks