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Rehab counselor charged with sex abuse

AMSTERDAM -- A counselor at St. Mary's Healthcare, Inpatient Addictions Rehab was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing someone in his care.

John Gaston, 62, was arrested on charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching, and harassment. Authorities say a supervisor contacted law enforcement officials through the New York State Justice Center's Vulnerable Persons Central Register hotline.

Officials say Gaston placed his hands in contact with the breasts and buttocks of the alleged victim. He has been terminated from the rehab facility.