For Immediate Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
Incident: Teacher Arrested for Sex Crimes
Location: 26 Lincoln Road, Medford
Date/Time: Friday, January 4, 2019 at approximately 4:45 p.m

Suffolk County Police today arrested a teacher from the North Middle School located in Brentwood for having sexual contact with a former student.  


Special Victims Section detectives, assisted by Computer Crimes Unit detectives, arrested Thomas Barton at his home located at 26 Lincoln Road, Medford at approximately 4:45 p.m. for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former student who is 16-years-old.

Barton, 54, was charged with Rape 3rd Degree, Criminal Sex Act 3rd Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Special Victims Section at 631-852-6531 Monday through Friday,between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-735320
Suffolk County Police Department

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