Sunday, April 25, 2010

Teachers arrested for sexual abuse



From Eyewitness News:

A 38-year-old Queens public school teacher has been charged with sexually abusing five of his female students.

Simon Watts was employed as a fourth-grade teacher at PS 15 (The Jackie Robinson School). Prosectuors say the victims range in age from 8 to 10 and the incidents happened over the last three years. Watts is the second Queens teacher arrested in the last week.

Watts was arraigned Wednesday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Watts, who faces up to seven years in prison if convicted, was ordered held on $200,000 bail and to return to court on May 3, 2010.

In the second case, Brown says 41-year-old Christine Williams is charged with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child. Williams, who is employed as a fifth grade special ed teacher at P.S. 80 (the Thurgood Marshall Magnet School), was released on her own recognizance and ordered to return to court on May 10, 2010. If convicted, she faces up to four years in prison.

According to the criminal charges, Williams engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male student at her residence on at least two separate nights between January 29, 2010, and February 5, 2010. The student was allegedly a friend of the family.

7 comments:

primadonna said...

Now before anyone starts blaming the UFT for this guy's behavior just remember it's the DOE that hired him NOT the teacher's union. It's the CITY's job to do full investigations on people.

Anonymous said...

Now before anyone starts blaming the UFT for this guy's behavior just remember it's the DOE that hired him NOT the teacher's union. It's the CITY's job to do full investigations on people.

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What about the woman. She did something wrong as well. In these kind of cases, everyone is always ready to hang the man, but with women, that's not the case.

Anonymous said...

You mean public school teachers can be child molesters too? According to the NY Times, only Catholic priests do that!

Anonymous said...

"Now before anyone starts blaming the UFT for this guy's behavior just remember it's the DOE that hired him NOT the teacher's union. It's the CITY's job to do full investigations on people."

Abusing girls between the ages of 8 to 10 yrs old, he was REASSIGNED. I'll blame the City, but FIRST I will blame the UFT. The UFT are the group that actively protects its child molesting members. Again, child molestation - REASSIGNED.

Anonymous said...

Sexual abuse wouldn't happen like this if they allowed public high school teachers to get married.

YVONNE said...

I SAY IT IS A CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE PRINCIPLE OF THE SCHOOL. THE DEPT OF ED AND THE PARENTS OF PS 15 DO NOT LIKE HIM. THEY HAVE TARGETED HIM IN THE PAST.

Deke DaSilva said...

I SAY IT IS A CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE PRINCIPLE [sic] OF THE SCHOOL.

Another proud graduate of the NYC school system!