1978: William Fox is alleged to have sexually abused Frank Spinelli, an 11-year-old boy Boy Scout at the time.
1981: Fox, then a 36-year-old New York Police Department officer, convinces Michael Buchanan, a 17-year-old boy, not to jump from a Manhattan building. He then becomes the boy’s legal guardian.
1982: Fox co-authors a book called “The Cop and the Kid” about the Buchanan experience.
1990: Fox moves to Palm Bay. He has four adopted boys living with him, according to a neighbor.
Mid-1990s: Fox leaves Florida to go live in Pennsylvania.
2008: Three decades after the alleged abuse, Spinelli talks to NYPD, leading to an investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.
March 21, 2011: Fox is arrested in Liberty, Pa., and charged with sex crimes against his adopted children. Bail is set at $100,000.
April 25, 2011: Fox is arraigned and enters a plea of not guilty. His request to have his bail lowered is denied by the judge.