A man in New York admitted in court last week that while employed as a teacher, he repeatedly sexually abused a 14-year-old student on school grounds.
Andre Braddy, 35, a former educator at Lenox Academy middle school in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges, including second-degree criminal sex act and promoting a sexual performance of a child. Citing court documents, the New York Post reported that Braddy abused the male student seven times—in classrooms and school bathrooms—between March 19 and April 20, 2018.
Braddy was arrested in April 2018, a day after the victim reportedly confided in his mother about the illicit encounters. The mother discovered sexually explicit texts between the pair on her son’s phone, according to the Post.
“These deeply disturbing allegations have no place in our schools and he was immediately removed from the school. He will remain away from students pending the outcome of the investigation and we will pursue his removal from payroll as soon as legally possible,” the Department of Education said in a statement to WABC shortly after his arrest.
Accepting a plea deal, the ex-teacher faces four years in prison when he’s sentenced on August 22.
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[Featured image: Andre Braddy/Facebook]