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Queens Teacher From Massapequa Charged With Raping Student

Joy Morsi raped 16-year-old boy multiple times inside Queens high school, DA says.

Grover Cleveland High School (Google Maps photo)
Grover Cleveland High School (Google Maps photo)

A teacher from Massapequa is charged with raping a 16-year-old boy multiple times inside a Queens high school, the Queens District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

Joy Morsi, 39, was arraigned this week on 20 counts of third-degree rape, 20 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. 

Queens Criminal Court Judge Ernest Hart set Morsi's bail at $25,000.

Prosecutors said Morsi, a gym teacher at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, had sex with a 16-year-old boy in the basement and other locations inside the school. Morsi molested her student between June 5 and July 24, 2013, prosecutors said. 

We find these claims disturbing and reprehensible and she will remain reassigned — far from any student and the school — pending a criminal investigation,” Department of Education Deputy Press Secretary Marcus Liem told the NY Daily News. “We will work closely with the school to ensure they are given any needed support.”

Morsi faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

“This case is particularly disturbing because the defendant is a teacher and schools should be safe havens for children," Queens DA Richard Brown said. "Instead, this defendant is accused of sexually preying upon one of her students during rendezvous all over the school."

Morsi is due back in court June 23.

Joe Pellicone June 03, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Your title may indicate that a Massapequa Teacher was involved and that dies not appear to be the case
tracy June 03, 2014 at 06:07 PM
No. It states a queens teacher from Massepequa. It's pretty clear.
yeahitzme June 04, 2014 at 08:08 AM
Despicable...if true! Never assume your child is always protected at school! Be alert and aware always! Male or Female!
Mightymouse June 05, 2014 at 07:35 AM
20 counts... One 39 year old female One 16 year old male School in July? Against his will? A glutton for punishment? Paradise Found? Victim? Hmmm, I wonder.

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