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NFTA POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH TEEN

A 19-year veteran of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police has been arrested and accused of sexual conduct with a 16-year-old girl, Amherst police confirmed.

Officer Wilfred "Willie" Acosta, 48, of Amherst, has been charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual act and one misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

The arrest capped a three-week investigation into the incidents, which occurred over several months, police said. The alleged victim was identified only as a 16-year-old Amherst resident.

Acosta turned himself in to Amherst police and was arraigned before Town Justice Mark Farrell.

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