Hany Abdalla, a 35-year-old paraprofessional at PS 84, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan and charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.
Abdalla had passed a background check when he was hired and has no prior investigations on his record, according to the DOE.
“It’s always viscerally upsetting when you think about the safety of children,” said Stewart Osha, a parent.
Four teachers were arrested on similar charges in February. A substitute teacher at Bronx Career and College Prep High School, was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
Three days later, a 49-year-old computer teacher at PS 174 in Rego Park was arrested on allegations he sexually abused two young boys at the school.
On Feb. 7, a teacher’s aide at PS 243 in Brooklyn was arrested for allegedly abusing children, including making pornography with them, and another teacher’s aide at PS 87 on the Upper West Side was arrested Feb. 10 on suspicion he sexually abused a child at the school.
Source : nbcnewyork