Ex-teacher accused of sexual contact with student on class trip

A former Bethpage High School teacher is facing more charges for alleged sexual contact with an underage student.

News 12 Staff

Oct 6, 2019, 4:18 PM

Updated 1,713 days ago

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A former Bethpage High School teacher is facing more charges for alleged sexual contact with an underage student.
News 12 has learned that Joseph Gallagher was arrested last month after police in Pennsylvania alleged that he had sex with a student at a hotel there.
The incident allegedly happened in May during a class trip to Hershey, and was reported in June.
As News 12 has reported, Gallagher was also arrested by Nassau police for similar accusations that were made that same month.
Bethpage High School officials reported Gallagher to police after learning about an alleged incident.
Gallagher is now facing numerous charges, including institutional sexual assault.


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