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.
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.