Queens gym teacher faces new charges after police discover second rape victim
A high school gym teacher just accused of assaulting a student in Queens last summer was arrested again on Tuesday evening in connection to a second rape.
A high school gym teacher already accused of raping a teenage student in Queens last summer was arrested a second time on Tuesday evening in connection to a second accusation.
The Queens District Attorney's Office said Wednesday that it re-arrested Joy Morsi, 39, after it learned of a sexual encounter between her and a 16-year-old boy on school property as late as last weekend.
Morsi worked at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens as a physical education instructor until the allegations of her first reported tryst with another student between June and July of 2013.
"These are serious accusations in which a schoolteacher – who should serve as a role model to students – is instead accused of using her position to gain access to children for her own gratification," Queens DA Richard Brown said in a statement Wednesday.
Morsi was charged two counts of third-degree criminal sexual act and one-count of endangering the welfare of a child. Those are in addition to Tuesday's 20 counts of third-degree rape, 20 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
If convicted, Morsi faces up to four years in prison for each alleged victim. Her next court appearance is still scheduled for June 23.
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