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Staten Island Camp Counselor Arrested for 2nd Time on Sex Abuse Charges: DA

Endrick Torres is accused of abusing another young camper at Big Bird's Playhouse on Staten Island

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 8:58 AM EDT
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Camp Counselor Arrested Again on Sex Abuse Charges: DA

Endrick Torres

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A Queens camp counselor accused of sexually abusing a young camper has been arrested for allegedly attacking another child.

Endrick Torres, 33, of Woodside, allegedly abused a 9-year-old girl who attended the Big Bird's Playhouse camp on Staten Island, including several times on a camp bus and at a movie theater, prosecutors said.

Torres was first arrested and arraigned Aug. 14 for another sex abuse incident that occurred on a bus, prosecutors said. The mother of the second victim came forward after seeing news coverage of Torres' initial arrest and asking her child about the counselor.

Torres, called "Mr. E" by campers at Big Bird's Playhouse, had been a counselor there for four years, prosecutors said.

"Those children -- I can't even imagine what their parents are going through," said one mother. 

She said the owner of the camp is a responsible woman who would not intentionally put the children in harm's way. 

"She wouldn't hire anybody who she thinks is going to hurt her children, this is her business," she said. 

Torres was released on $15,000 bond following his first arrest. Attorney information was not immediately available following Monday's arrest. 

A call to the camp was not immediately returned. There was no answer at Torres' home. 

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