On Thursday, September 28, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m, Suffolk County Police today arrested a Bay Shore High School teacher’s assistant for raping a student from the school.
Marcus Johnson was arrested this evening by detectives from the Special Victims Section for having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student from the school. The abuse started when the victim was 14-years-old.
Johnson works as a teacher’s assistant for children with autism. The victim was not one of his students.
Johnson, 27, of 7 Sampson Street, Bay Shore, New York, was charged with Rape 2nd Degree, Rape 3rd Degree, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Special Victims Section at 631-852-6531.
Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on September 29.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.