April 18, 2014

Teachers Aide Charged With Sex Abuse

( 4UMF NEWS ) Teachers Aide Charged With Sex Abuse:

Police arrested an upper West Side public school aide for sex abuse Wednesday.

Hany Abdalla, a paraprofessional at Public School 84, touched an 8-year-old female student inappropriately in a single incident at the school earlier this month, police sources said.

He also forced the special education student to touch his groin, a source said. Adballa, 35, is charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

He has worked at PS 84 since 2007 and is suspended without pay pending the outcome of his criminal investigation. He was removed from the classroom after officials were alerted of the situation. Abdalla had no previous run-ins with or investigations by school authorities or police, a Education Department spokeswoman said.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stopped by the school Thursday morning.

“I spoke to the principal, staff and some parents and reiterated that if true, behavior like this is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it in our schools,” Walcott said.

At least seven city school workers have been arrested for sex crimes involving students in 2012.