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A grand jury charged a police officer on Dec. 16 with molesting a young, Brooklyn girl.

Police arrested 33-year-old Jacob Sabbagh at the 72nd Precinct station house in Sunset Park following an investigation by the New York City Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, a department spokesman said.

Sabbagh, 33, allegedly abused the girl between 2005 and 2008 — before the six-year veteran joined the force, according to court documents and police officials. She was 10 years old when the alleged abuse began, court records revealed. The abuse occurred in Brooklyn, but officials wouldn’t’ say whether Sabbagh lives in Kings County.

He was last assigned to the department’s buildings maintenance section — a citywide position — but he has been suspended without pay, authorities said.

Sabbagh faces between four and eight years in jail if convicted of the three misdemeanor counts and one felony count against him for the alleged abuse, court records show. A judge released Sabbagh without bail. He is scheduled to appear at Kings County Supreme Court on Feb. 24.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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