Driver’s Ed Teacher Accused of Lewd Act

A driver’s education teacher subjected a child  to a lewd act during an instruction course in Huntington, Suffolk police said Saturday.

Jeffrey Hinch, who was employed by the East Meadow Driving School,  of Levittown, after a complaint was made by a 16-year-old female of a sexual act committed by the instructor.

The 16-year-old female told police that Hinch picked her up from her residence in Huntington for a driving instruction course on Tuesday. Police said that during the instruction, the female saw Hinch commit a lewd act. The victim was then returned to her residence without further incident.

Hinch, 29, of  Bay Shore, was charged with Public Lewdness and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Hinch is asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-8477 or 911.

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