Former Rep. Gary Ackerman Denies Decades-Old Sex Abuse Allegation

Billie Rama
August 25, 2019 - 4:48 pm
Gary Ackerman

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is being called a sexual "predator'' in a lawsuit accusing the New York Democrat of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago. 

The New York Post reported that in papers filed last week in state supreme court, the now 76-year-old Ackerman allegedly abused the 17-year-old boy while he was a director at the Ten Mile River Camp near upstate Narrowsburg, in West Poughkeepsie. 

According to the lawsuit, the teen said Ackerman took him to a back road where he tried to fondle him before forcing oral sex.

Ackerman denies it.