23 December 2022

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander


The New York State Police in Painted Post announce the arrest of 51-year-old Lauren S. Brooks, of West Edmeston, New York.  Brooks was arrested following an investigation and subsequent indictment by the Steuben County Grand Jury, for contact he had with a minor child. These incidents of contact occurred while Brooks resided in the town of Corning from 2012-2016.

Brooks was arraigned in Steuben County Superior Court on one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 1st Degree, (class B felony), one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, (class A misdemeanor), 225 counts of Criminal Sex Act 2nd Degree, (class B felony), 73 counts of Criminal Sex Act 3rd Degree, (class E felony), 90 counts of Rape 2nd Degree, (class D felony), and 28 counts of Rape 3rd Degree, (class E felony).  

Brooks was remanded to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail $20,000 property bond.    

The investigation is continuing at this time, and anyone who may have been a victim of Brooks and has not come forward, can contact the State Police at 607-962-3282.


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