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Former teacher arrested for sexual misconduct

The string of arrests of Bronx school teachers continues. Another man, a former teacher at a private school, was arrested earlier this week on sex crime charges. The arrest was prompted by incidents involving a teenage student, according to the New York Times.

The 30-year-old man, who is now a private tutor, was a teacher at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. He is accused of having oral sex with a 16-year-old student on two occasions, in April and May 2011. He apparently surrendered to authorities earlier this week and pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include endangering the welfare of a child.

The alleged relationship began in December 2010, and the encounters apparently took place in the man's apartment in Chelsea. Police are claiming he communicated with the girl via text message and over the phone.

The teacher had a clean background check prior to being hired, and had good standing in previous positions, including at the Buckley School, a prestigious private school in Manhattan.

After the allegations came to light, the school reported them to the Manhattan district attorney's office. Based on information disclosed by that office, the man was fired in June 2011. The head of the school referred to the events as "troubling."

The man had no prior record, and his attorney said that he was innocent of the alleged crimes and is looking forward being vindicated. He was released on $25,000 bond, the Times reports.

Source: New York Times, "Ex-teacher at Bronx private school accused of sexual misconduct," Jenny Anderson, April 16, 2012

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