BAY SHORE, Long Island – Suffolk County police arrested a teacher’s assistant for raping a student.
Marcus Johnson, 27, was arrested Thursday evening for having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student at Bay Shore High School, police said.
The abuse started when the victim was 14, said police.
Johnson, an employee at the school, works as a teacher’s assistant for children with autism.
Police said the victim was not one of his students.
Johnson was charged with rape and will be arraigned Friday.
The high school principal refused to comment on the situation at this time.
Investigation is ongoing.
Clarification: This story initially showed an image of the wrong suspect after officials misidentified him. The image has since been removed.