Teacher Felipe Argueta, of Mount Sinai, vindicated by jury after forcible touching allegations at Eastport school district

A jury acquitted Argueta yesterday after three hours of deliberations. (3/21/14)

MOUNT SINAI - A former Suffolk teacher accused of inappropriate touching has been found not guilty.

Felipe Argueta taught Spanish in the Eastport-South Manor School District.

Argueta was arrested nearly three years ago when a girl in his class accused him of inappropriate touching.

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A jury acquitted Argueta yesterday after three hours of deliberations.

The 38-year-old from Mount Sinai says he wants to get back to teaching, something he hasn't been able to do while the charges were pending against him.

 

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