Former New Rochelle Dean Charged With Sexual Abuse

By Pei-Sze Cheng
|  Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011  |  Updated 11:44 AM EDT
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Former New Rochelle Dean Charged With Sexual Abuse

A former middle school dean has been charged with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy in New Rochelle, police said.

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A former middle school dean has been charged with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy in New Rochelle, police said Friday.

Jose Martinez, a former administrative dean at Isaac E. Young Middle School, is accused of engaging in sexual acts with the student at his school office, police said.

The conduct occurred from March or April 2010 through June 2010, Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Murphy said in a statement.

The boy's mother had complained to police earlier this year that she suspected something wrong between Martinez and her son. 

Martinez, 38, faces once count of a criminal sexual act and was taken into custody at his residence in Brentwood

The New Rochelle School District issued a statement Friday saying it was "deeply concerned" about the allegations.

It said Martinez was hired by the district in 2007 and had passed a criminal fingerprint check but he "abruptly resigned" on March 11, 2011.

Martinez was arraigned Friday and held on $500,000 bail. The judge also prohibited Martinez from contacting the child.

His attorney Ken Bunting declined comment.

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