by: Josh Saul
Brian Kearins, 33, a music teacher at the East Tremont Avenue school, was arrested in June after the victim’s sister discovered emails shared between the two and showed their mother, police sources said at the time.
“Defendant Kearins, while acting within the scope of employment, statutorily raped the infant plaintiff,” the Bronx Supreme Court suit alleges, adding that after Education Department officials were made aware Kearins was allowed to remain employed.
The multimillion-dollar suit — which was filed Friday – names the city, the Department of Education and Kearins as defendants.
“These things continue to happen, and it doesn’t seem like the Board of Ed is doing anything to impede it.”
Kearins was charged with rape and endangering the welfare of a minor.
His next court date is Jan. 15.
This article originally appeared on nypost