Long Island High School Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Teen

Mark Kimes
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MORICHES, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A high school teacher on Long Island was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Authorities say the victim was assaulted by his Hauppauge High School chorus teacher, 53-year-old Mark Kimes, at the teacher’s home in Moriches when he was just 16-years-old.

The victim, who is now 18, reported the abuse two years later and detectives determined Kimes did have inappropriate contact with the teen while serving as his teacher.

The 53-year-old is charged with first-degree criminal sex act and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Central Islip on Wednesday.

The victim’s identity was not released to the public.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.