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Three charged with child sex assault in two cases

 Andrew P. Mullin, 47, of Elizabethtown was arrested Oct. 9 on charges of rape, while Donna M. Tefoe, 40, and Mark J. Devlin, 64, were arrested and charged Oct. 8 with Criminal Sexual Act First Degree. All charges involved victims who were minors.

Andrew P. Mullin, 47, of Elizabethtown was arrested Oct. 9 on charges of rape, while Donna M. Tefoe, 40, and Mark J. Devlin, 64, were arrested and charged Oct. 8 with Criminal Sexual Act First Degree. All charges involved victims who were minors.

— In the course of two days, three people have been arrested and charged with sexual crimes involving underage children in Essex County.

Mark J. Devlin, 64, and Donna M. Tefoe, 40, of Jay were arrested and charged Oct. 8 with Criminal Sexual Act First Degree (B felony), Sexual Abuse First Degree, (D felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A misdemeanor). The following day in a separate case, Andrew P. Mullin, 47, of Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with Rape First Degree; Forcible Compulsion (B felony) and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child Under the Age of 17 (A misdemeanor).

All three are being held in Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.

According to a New York State Police press release, Devlin and Tefoe were arraigned at the Town of Keene Court and are to reappear on Oct. 10 at the Town of Jay Court at 6 p.m. The investigation in their case is still ongoing and more charges are pending.

In the case of Mullin, a lengthy investigation revealed that incidents leading to his arrest occurred in the Elizabethtown area in March of last year.

Mullin was affiliated with Shriner’s and Mason’s groups based in Essex and Clinton counties. He also participated in a program called the, “Constellation Group,” which was for young girls.

Troopers are asking those who recall their child being a part of this program or ever having interactions with Mullin to contact them at 897-2000.

Mullin was arraigned at the Town of Lewis Court and remanded to the Essex County Jail.

Mullin was affiliated with the Shriner’s and Mason’s groups based in Essex and Clinton counties. He also participated in a program called the Constellation Group which was for young girls. If anyone recalls their child being a part of this program or ever having interactions with Mullin, please contact the State Police at 897-2000.

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