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NYC teacher accused of raping student

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A public school teacher in Queens is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old who was a former student of his in elementary school.

Cops arrested Daniel Reilly, 36, now an English teacher at I.S. 237 in Flushing, on Monday night after questioning him earlier in the day at the school.

Authorities charged Reilly with two counts of first-degree rape, 10 counts of second-degree rape, and seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

The sexual relationship allegedly began in November and the sexual encounters took place at Reilly's Queens home, according to police.

The victim's sister allegedly discovered a series of text messages between the girl and teacher and went to police.

"He's been removed from the classroom. There are no complaints against this teacher before. We'll do a deeper investigation. I've said it before and I'll say it again, keep your hands off our students. This is obviously alleged," said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.

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