Ex-Bellport teacher Jonathan Elsalam sentenced to 60 days for endangering the welfare of a child

Elsalam will not have to register as a sex offender. (5/15/14)

BELLPORT - A former Suffolk County school teacher has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

Former Bellport High School teacher Jonathan Elsalam was facing up to a year behind bars.

Elsalam was originally charged with raping the student in 2011. However, he was only convicted of endangering the welfare of child.

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Elsalam will not have to register as a sex offender.

Elsalam's attorney plans to appeal the decision.

 

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