Former Bellport High School teacher Jonathon Elsalam, of Ridge, acquitted of rape charges, convicted of misdemeanor
A former teacher and coach at Bellport High School has been acquitted of rape and criminal sexual act charges.
As News 12 has reported, prosecutors claimed Jonathon Elsalam, 28, of Ridge, started a sexual relationship with a East Patchogue girl when she was 16. They said the couple met for sex three to four times a week over the yearlong relationship. The girl is now 18.
The jury acquitted...