Charged With Sexual Abuse

An East Hampton Town ordinance inspector has been suspended for 30 days without pay after being charged with sexual abuse of a child under 13. 

Maximiliano Fabian Amaya, who is 25, was arrested on July 20, charged with sexual abuse in the first degree, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Capt. Chris Anderson said Mr. Amaya allegedly had sexual contact with the child.

“He adamantly denies the charges and looks forward to defending against them in court,” said Carl Irace, an East Hampton attorney who represented Mr. Amaya at his arraignment. 

The town brought disciplinary charges against Mr. Amaya on July 25, according to a resolution on the suspension. Last Thursday, the town board voted to suspend him for 30 days without pay, effective the next day, pending a determination of the disciplinary charges. 

Mr. Amaya has worked for the town since 2016. On July 9, he was appointed an ordinance inspector with Spanish-speaking ability, from the Civil Service list, at a salary of $53,077. His probationary period was to last 26 weeks.