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LI man accused of forcible touching

October 28, 2013
Associated Press

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man running for town clerk on Long Island is accused of forcibly touching two men in a sexual manner.

Nassau County police say the alleged incidents occurred at a Uniondale sober house where Joseph Wood was a counselor.

The Mineola resident was arraigned Saturday on two counts of forcible touching. He was ordered conditionally released to probation.

Newsday ( ) says a man and a woman who answered the phone at Wood's home had no comment.

Police say the alleged incidents occurred on Sept. 27 and Oct. 6. The victims were 21 and 31. In each case, police say Wood allegedly hugged the victim then forcibly touched him sexually.

The 73-year-old Wood is running for North Hempstead town clerk.


Information from: Newsday,



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