Valley Stream teacher gets 2 years in teen sex case

A former Valley Stream teacher was sentenced to two years in prison today for having sex with two teenage girls he met on MySpace.

Daniel Rothbard, of Merrick, taught math at Willow Road Elementary School in Valley Stream.

Police say Rothbard, 29, was first arrested last summer when they found him half dressed with a 15-year-old girl. Rothbard was arrested again last September when officials say he attacked a 13-year-old girl he met on MySpace.

This past April, Rothbard was sentenced to six months for having sex with a 15-year-old girl in West Islip.

Rothbard's sentence that was handed down today was part of a plea deal. Officials say if Rothbard went to trial and was convicted on both counts, he could have faced a maximum of 14 years in prison.

Rothbard is now classified as a Level 2 sex offender.

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