Sunday, December 21, 2014

Committee passes Child Advocacy Investigator vote
By WKTV News

ONEIDA COUNTY- (WKTV)After two hours of deliberation, the Oneida County Public Safety Committee voted to approve two full time investigators for the child advocacy center Monday night.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol attended the meeting and said the vote passed 8 to 1.

"It was the only topic discussed for those two hours," said Maciol, who said several public officials spoke about the need for additional investigators.

He said the next step takes place on Wednesday, when the issue comes before the Ways and Means Committee. If it passes that committee, then it will move on to a full vote at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Maciol feels as though the investigator's overwhelming workload and the increase in sexual abuse cases against local children were the driving factors that helped get the measure passed.