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Paraprofessional Arrested For Sexually Abusing Student In School Basement

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Paraprofessional Arrested For Sexually Abusing Student In School Basement

A Brooklyn paraprofessional was arrested after he allegedly sexually abused a student in a school basement.

NBC New York reports Kevin Lemon, 28, was arrested on charges of sex abuse, forcible touching, criminal sex act and acting in a manner injurious to a child. NYPD officers said in a statement that the 9-year-old girl told her grandmother earlier this month after she saw Lemon in the hallway. Lemon worked as a substitute paraprofessional at P.S. 59 and allegedly abused the student in the school’s basement in June.

He works with special needs students but the girl was not a student in his class. A Department of Education spokesperson released a statement prior to Lemon’s arrest on Saturday.

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“These are deeply disturbing allegations and we immediately suspended this substitute paraprofessional without pay. He will remain suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation,”

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His court appearance was scheduled for early Saturday in Kings County Court. Press play to learn more in the video below to share your thoughts on the situation.

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