Queens custodian arrested after allegedly offering to buy semen from teens

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KEW GARDENS, Queens — A Queens school custodian has been arrested on charges he engaged two young teenagers in sex acts and offered them money to sell their semen.

William Romero, of Queens, was arraigned Saturday on charges including sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

Court papers say one of the victims told authorities the custodian paid him to masturbate in front of him and ejaculate into a cup.

The papers say the 45-year-old Romero admitted to helping whoever needed money by offering to sell their sperm.

The incidents happened between June and December. The alleged victims are 15 and 16-year-olds.

A Department of Education spokeswoman said Monday Romero had been fired.

Efforts to reach Romero or his lawyer for comment were unsuccessful.

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