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Former security guard at Holley school charged with rape of girl

Staff Reports Posted 3 March 2017 at 4:09 pm

Adam Mesiti

HOLLEY – A former security employee at Holley Central School was charged today with rape and other sex crimes.

Adam C. Mesiti, 46, of Brockport was charged by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges related to alleged sexual conduct with a female under the age of 17 at the Holley High School, Undersheriff Christopher M. Bourke said this afternoon.

Mesiti was charged with 10 Counts of Rape in the third degree, 20 Counts of criminal sexual act in the third degree, and 30 Counts of sex misconduct.

Mesiti was employed by C.O.P. Security, a private firm contracted to provide security services at the Holley School District in 2014 when these alleged incidents took place. The Holley School District and C.O.P. Security fully cooperated with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office during this month-long investigation., Bourke said.

Mesiti was arraigned this afternoon in the Town of Murray Court by Town Justice Theodore Spada Jr. Bail was set at $25,000 cash or bond. Spada also issued an order of protection for the victim. Mesiti is scheduled to return to Murray Town Court on March 22 at 5:15 p.m.

This Investigation and arrest was conducted by Investigator Shannon Brett, assisted by Investigator Ken Strickland. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Inv. Brett at 585-590-4158.

The school district posted this statement on its website:

“The Holley Central School District is cooperating fully with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation of an employee of C.O.P. Security Inc. The security and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to work with law enforcement in their efforts to keep our community safe.”

(Editor’s note: This article was updated to say Mesiti is a former security employee at the school. He hasn’t worked at Holley for more than a year.)

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