Jury deliberates former Bellport teacher Jonathan Elsalam’s rape case

Elsalam, 28, is facing up to eight years

Elsalam, 28, is facing up to eight years if convicted. (February 21, 2014 11:33 AM)

A jury is deliberating the fate of a former Bellport High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

The jury heard closing arguments yesterday in Jonathan Elsalam's rape trial. 

According to Newsday, Elsalam's lawyer attacked the credibility of the alleged victim, 16, claiming her testimony was unreliable.

Elsalam, 28, is facing up to eight years...

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