Babylon H.S. teacher accused of raping student expected back in court

Discovery was produced and discussed according to the Suffolk DA’s office.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2022, 9:15 AM

Updated 721 days ago

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A Babylon High School teacher appeared in court today on rape and criminal sexual act charges after a grand jury indictment last month. 
A private conference was held in the judge’s chambers.
Timothy Harrison, 46, of Oak Beach, and his wife walked into court in Riverhead this morning. The appearance involved a judge’s conference with prosecution and defense attorneys.
Discovery was produced and discussed, according to the Suffolk DA’s Office.
Harrison is accused of raping a student at two different times between September and November of 2013 — when she was 15 years old and he was 38.
A suspended Babylon High School teacher and lacrosse coach, Harrison is accused of giving the victim alcohol and having sex with her at his home. 
Harrison pleaded not guilty last month to felony rape, felony criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.  
Laura Ahearn, from the Crime Victims Center, is working with the Babylon School District and says more than 20 alleged victims from the district have come to her office with complaints against several teachers. 
“We hope to see some significant changes with protocols and policies and procedures,” says Ahearn
The case was adjourned until June 6.


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