A Baldwin man who works as a teacher in East Flatbush has been arrested by the New York City Police Department for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl, said the NYPD.
Daniel D. Santiago, 29, was arrested around 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 15, said the NYPD.
Santiago, a teacher at the Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy, reportedly had sexual contact with the student at three times, Assistant Brooklyn District Attorney Wilfredo Cotto said during his arraignment, said the New York Post.
The abuse allegedly occurred during a field trip where he reportedly grabbed the girl's breast and then set next to her on a school bus and slid his hands down her pants, the Post reported.
The prosecutor also described how Santiago, who is married with a small child, allegedly tried to kiss her and had her touch his penis inside PS224.
The abuse came to light when the victim's friends began spreading rumors and an adult found out and reported the abuse, the Post reported.
Text messages between the two were later found on the child's phone by a social worker.
Santiago, who has been reassigned, pleaded not guilty.
During the arraignment, he was ordered to stay away from the girl and held on $7,500 bond.
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