Syracuse couple accused of sexually abusing underage girl

Donald Larry Lalone

A Syracuse couple is charged with sexually abusing an underage girl in the Town of Constantia in 2006 and again in 2009.

Deputies say 32-year-old Melissa J. Lalone and 42-year-old Donald Larry Lalone both of 220 Empire Avenue in Syracuse, were arrested for sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Deputies say Melissa Lalone was arrested after an investigation into sexual abuse that allegedly happened in the summer of 2009. It happened in the Town of Constantia, where the couple was living. The victim was less than 17-year-old at the time of the incident.

Donald Lalone is alleged to have abused the same victim in the summer of 2006 when the victim was less than 14-years-old.

Donald and Melissa Lalone were released on appearance tickets. They are expected back in court on June 18.