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NYC teacher from N. Baldwin accused of sexually abusing 11-year-old student

Daniel Santiago, who worked at the Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy, was arrested on charges that include sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2019, 6:43 PM

Updated 1,894 days ago

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A New York City teacher from North Baldwin is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old female student.
Police say 29-year-old Daniel Santiago worked at the Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy in Flatbush. He was arrested Monday on charges that include sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to court documents, Santiago had been abusing the girl since February and was sexting with the child.
Santiago is accused of acting inappropriately and touching the child on three separate occasions since February -- once on a bus for a school trip and two other incidents inside a classroom.
The alleged incidents were brought to the attention of the 11-year-old's cousin, who notified police after seeing apparent sexting messages.
Santiago posted $75,000 bail after his arraignment Tuesday and was ordered to stay away from the alleged victim.
On Tuesday night, News 12 pulled up to Santiago's North Baldwin apartment just as he was getting out of his car. He ran inside without talking. Neighbors say he has two children, including an infant.
The city's Department of Education released a statement saying: "This teacher was immediately reassigned away from the classroom when we were made aware of this disturbing allegation. We'll seek to remove him from payroll as quickly as possible while the investigation is pending."


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