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Auburn school resource officer charged with sex abuse following investigation

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office says a school resource officer in Auburn is facing felony charges after a sex abuse investigation in the city.

According to a news release, deputies arrested William T. Morrissey, 32, of Throop following a criminal investigation into sexual abuse occurring around the city of Auburn.

Morrissey had repeated inappropriate contact with a student at multiple locations around the city including the Auburn High School. Investigators say he was School Resource Officer there.

Morrisey was charged with sexual abuse, official misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The investigation remains active, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other pertinent information is encouraged to contact Detective Lieutenant Frederick Cornelius at 315-253-6562. Tips can be sent to or made anonymously at

You can also call the Sheriff’s Office at 315-253-1179 and follow the prompts to reach any member or office.