A Queens teacher has been charged with rape after he allegedly had a sexual affair with a 13-year-old girl.
Daniel Reilly, 36, was arrested Monday evening at I.S. 237 in Flushing, where he taught. Reilly allegedly had an 8-month sexual affair with a teen that began when the girl was 13 years old, The Daily News reports.
The girl, now 14, was Reilly’s student when she was in elementary school, The News reports. He was later transferred to teach at I.S. 237 where he taught sixth grade English.
Reilly and the girl began a sexual relationship last August after he began sending her text messages. The victim’s sister recently discovered text messages between the teacher and her sister and showed them to her parents.
The teacher faces multiple charges of rape and endangering the welfare of a child, according to police.