Janitor convicted of sex crimes worked at school after arrest

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Parents are asking administrators at Brookside Elementary how a janitor could work at the school for months after his arrest on sex charges.

Samuel Campbell, 54, was arrested in April 2016 in Poughkeepsie for sexual abuse of a minor and rape. He was sent to jail on May 1 of this year.

From the time of his arrest to his conviction, Campbell was still working at Brookside Elementary. Court records confirm Campbell's arrest and conviction. He is now serving time at the Dutchess County Jail.

The superintendent said in a letter to the parents that the district was never informed of his arrest and states that if it had been, Campbell would have been suspended until the legal process was complete.

Campbell had worked at Brookside Elementary since 1998 and had no prior criminal record.

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