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Ex-Queens Teacher Gets Jail After Statutory Rape Plea

Daniel Reilly, a former teacher at IS 237, admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl

Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 10:37 PM EDT
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Teacher Accused of Sex With Former Student, 14

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Daniel Reilly (right) is accused of raping a former student at the Queens high school where he taught. His lawyer (left) did not comment on the allegations.

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Teacher Accused of Sex With Former Student, 14

A 36-year-old former Marine and teacher at a Flushing middle school is accused of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl. Ida Siegal reports.
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A former sixth-grade English teacher has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Daniel Reilly was also sentenced on Monday to 10 years of probation. The 36-year-old will be required to register as a sex offender.

The Queens district attorney says Reilly had sex with the former student at his Forest Hills home in April.

The family contacted school authorities after the victim's sister saw sexually explicit text messages on her phone.

Reilly taught at Intermediate School 237 in Flushing.

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