Bronx Teacher Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

Published on May 11, 2018, 12:47 pm
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A Bronx middle school teacher has been arrested, accused of groping a 14-year-old girl in a classroom after the girl’s mother read about it in her diary, police said.

The girl, a student at M.S. 219, was taking special courses in math for an upcoming test at the school, and during recess at one of the classes on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the teacher allegedly called the student back into the classroom, police said. 

He allegedly closed the door and window shades, sat the student in his lap and began to kiss and fondle her, according to police.

The girl was reportedly scared to tell anyone about the incident; her mother only found out when she was going through her daughter’s diary and read about what happened, police said.

The mother took her daughter to the police station to file a report on May 8, 2018.

The Department of Education said in a statement, “These troubling allegations have no place in our schools, and he was immediately reassigned away from students pending the outcome of an investigation.”

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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