Daniel Reilly, the former sixth-grade English teacher at IS 237 in Flushing, was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.
The 36-year-old Forest Hills resident, who was sentenced on Monday, will also be on probation for 10 years and will be required to register as a sex offender. He has already had his teaching license revoked.
Reilly was rumored to have been the victim’s grammar school teacher a few years ago when he worked at a different school, the name of which has not been disclosed to protect the victim’s identity.
According to the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Reilly, who is married, had several sexual encounters with the teen that lasted over nine months.
He also sent sexually explicit text messages to the young girl. The victim’s sister reportedly found the messages on the phone and immediately told her family.
The family contacted school authorities and met with IS 237 school administration shortly after.