UPDATED: Cops: Upstate NY dance teacher sexually abused boy - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

UPDATED: Cops: Upstate NY dance teacher sexually abused boy

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UPDATED: After News 10's report on the charges against 49-year-old Timothy McGuire police said they've been receiving calls from potential new victims.

The owner of the McGuire Dance Center was charged with sexual abuse. The boy involved was six years old when the alleged abuse began and police said it continued for at least 8 years.

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York dance teacher has been charged with sexually abusing one of his young students.

State police say 49-year-old Timothy M. McGuire of Glens Falls abused the boy for eight years, starting at age 6.

The owner of McGuire Dance Center was arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of course of sexual conduct against a child and jailed on $25,000 bail.

Troopers are asking the parents of current and former students to talk with their children and notify authorities about any improper contact they might have had with McGuire.

McGuire's lawyer, Warren County Assistant Public Defender Bryan Racino, said Thursday he could not comment on the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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