Suffolk County Police have arrested a Huntington Station man who sexually abused a female minor over the span of three years and sent inappropriate messages to a second female child over the span of several months.

An 11-year-old Huntington Station girl, with her family, reported to police on October 9, 2020 she had received numerous inappropriate text messages from Thomas Costas between January and July of this year.

On October 10, a second woman came forward reporting Costas had sexually assaulted her over the course of three years from September 2007 through June 2010, when she was between 10 and 13 years old and living in Huntington Station.

Following an investigation by Second Squad detectives and Second Precinct Crime Section officers, Costas, who is a known acquaintance to the families of both victims, was arrested at his home at approximately 4:25 p.m. on October 12.

Costas, 50,  was charged with Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 2nd Degree, Stalking 4th Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is being held overnight at the Second Precinct and will be arraigned on October 13 at First District Court in Central Islip.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are asking anyone who believes they may have been a victim to contact Second Squad detectives at 631-852-8252.