NCC professor charged with sexual abuse

A Nassau Community College professor was charged today with sexually abusing a female student.

Detectives say the student went to Professor Alfred Magrella's office to take a makeup exam, but when she arrived, Magrella embraced her and began touching her inappropriately.

Investigators say the 56-year-old statistics professor then sat at his desk and began to masturbate in front of the young woman.

"These are horrific allegations, something that we have a zero-tolerance policy for," says Nassau Community College Spokesman Reginald Tuggle.

Tuggle says the college is investigating the allegations, but no disciplinary action has been taken against Magrella yet.

Magrella is facing sexual abuse and forcible touching charges. His wife posted bail for him this morning.

For news conference about arrest of NCC professor for sex crime, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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