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NYC teacher accused of sexually abusing 11-year-old girl for months, NYPD says 

The alleged abuse took place between the months of February and April, police said.

A New York City school teacher is accused

A New York City school teacher is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.  Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne/Theodore Parisienne

A New York City teacher is accused of groping an 11-year-old girl for months inside the East Flatbush school building where he works, the NYPD said.

Daniel Santiago, 29, a teacher at P.S. 244 on Tilden Avenue, was arrested Monday night and charged with three counts each of first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, according to court documents. He was arraigned Tuesday in Kings County Criminal Court.

The alleged abuse took place between the months of February and April, police said. Santiago is accused of inappropriately touching the victim on a bus during a school trip and twice inside a classroom, according to court documents.

A Department of Education representative said in a statement Santiago "was immediately reassigned away from the classroom when we were made aware of this disturbing allegation. We'll seek to remove him from payroll as quickly as possible while this investigation is pending.”

With Stefanie Dazio

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