Former teacher from Bethpage sentenced for sex chat with student

<p>In March, the former middle school teacher admitted he had a former student send him sexually explicit videos of herself.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2018, 11:16 AM

Updated 2,188 days ago

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Officials say a former Queens teacher from Bethpage was sentenced for having a sex chat with a student.
They say 35-year-old Michael Cognato was sentenced to jail for six months.
According to Newsday, Cognato was also sentenced to 10 years’ probation.
In March, the former middle school teacher admitted he had a former student send him sexually explicit videos of herself.
Prosecutors say Cognato also violated an order of protection by contacting the 14-year-old girl after his arrest.


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