Legislator Steven Maio indicted, what we know


A sitting Steuben County legislator, along with an Elmira Heights man involved in the fatal 1980 shooting of a New York State Police investigator are among five men indicted for their alleged roles in a sex trafficking ring.  

New York State Police initially received a tip about the sex trafficking ring and spent hundreds of hours performing surveillance and conducting witness interviews to put together evidence for a grand jury, according to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Here is what we know so far about those accused and the case:

Sex trafficking indictment: Who is accused

The 34-count indictment includes charges against Larry J. Comfort Sr. and Larry J. Comfort Jr., both of Elmira Heights, Jonathan F. Hamilton of Elmira, Michael L. Stratton from the Town of Corning, and Steven P. Maio of Corning. It accuses them of multiple felonies involving allegations of sex trafficking and other crimes in Steuben and Chemung counties.



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