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.

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.