- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a teacher’s assistant has been arrested for groping a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome near the Brooklyn school where he works.

Sixty-nine-year-old Jesus (Hay-SOOS’) Lorenzo was arrested Thursday on charges including forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

A spokeswoman for the city Department of Education called the charges extremely disturbing. She said Lorenzo has been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the case.

Lorenzo has worked at Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg since 1999.

It wasn’t clear if Lorenzo had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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