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Suffolk DA: Driver’s Education Teacher Arrested for Committing Lewd Act

Written by Chris Boyle  |  01. July 2021

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Bay Shore man who subjected a child to a lewd act during a driving instruction course in Huntington.
 
Special Victims Section detectives arrested Jeffrey Hinch, who was employed by the East Meadow Driving School, located at 2900 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, after a complaint was made by a 16-year-old female of a sexual act committed by the instructor.
 
The 16-year-old female reported that Hinch picked her up from her residence in Huntington for a driving instruction course on June 22. During the instruction, the female observed Hinch commit a lewd act. The victim was then returned to her residence without further incident.
 
Hinch, 29, of Bay Shore, was charged with Public Lewdness and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He will be held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 26.
 
The investigation is continuing. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Hinch is asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-8477 or 911.
 
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