Former Queens teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape
A Queens teacher who was arrested in April for having sex with a 14-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to statutory rape charges.
Daniel Reilly, 36, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in Queens Criminal Court on Monday.
Reilly, who was a sixth-grade English teacher at I.S. 237 in Flushing, admitted to having sexual intercourse with a former student at his Forest Hills residence in April, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 22. Reilly will be sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years’ probation. He must also give up his teaching license and register on the state’s sex offender registry.
The relationship between Reilly and the girl was discovered by the girl’s sister, who found sexually explicit text messages from the former teacher on her sister’s phone. The two had an ongoing sexual relationship for seven months, the New York Post reports.
Reilly is married and has a 1-year-old daughter, according to the Post.