Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Forcible Touching - NBC New York

Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Forcible Touching

The 34-year-old teacher was arrested at Cobble Hill High School.



    Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Forcible Touching

    A Brooklyn teacher has been accused of touching an 18-year-old female inappropriately, marking the sixth time in recent weeks where a Department of Education employee has been charged with a sex abuse incident.

    Frank Ocasio, 34, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Cobble Hill High School and charged with forcible touching.

    It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney. It also wasn't clear if the alleged victim was a student at the school.

    Ocasio is the sixth New York City school employee to face sex abuse charges in about six weeks.

    A substitute teacher at Bronx Career and College Prep High School was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

    A 49-year-old computer teacher at PS 174 in Rego Park, Queens, was arrested recently on allegations he sexually abused two young boys at the school. 

    On Feb. 7, a teacher's aide at PS 243 in Brooklyn was arrested for allegedly abusing children, including making pornography with them, and another teacher's aide at PS 87 on the Upper West Side was arrested Feb. 10 on suspicion he sexually abused a child at the school.

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