A Deer Park, New York, man working as an audio manufacturing trainer in a vocational college faces severe prices after being accused of repeatedly partaking in sexual activity with a 15-year-old pupil in 2019, in accordance with authorities.
Suffolk County District Legal professional Raymond A. Tierney introduced Tuesday that 60-year-old William Sperl, an worker on the Japanese Suffolk Boards of Cooperative Academic Companies (B.O.C.E.S.) in Riverhead, had been indicted on seven counts every of third-degree rape and third-degree felony sexual act, 5 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, and one rely of endangering the welfare of a kid.
“This defendant allegedly used his position as an educator to prey on a pupil for his personal sexual needs,” Tierney mentioned in a press launch. “The protection of youngsters in our colleges and neighborhood is a non-negotiable precedence and this sort of abuse won’t be tolerated.”
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Throughout the investigation, detectives realized Sperl first met the scholar, a then 15-year-old lady who was enrolled in his audio manufacturing class, in 2019.
The communication from Sperl to the scholar began out by means of an software utilized by B.O.C.E.S. for academics to speak with college students about assignments, the DA’s workplace mentioned.
In 2020, Sperl allegedly began contacting the sufferer, who had turned 16, by means of her cellphone.
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Investigators allege the communication between the 2 grew to become flirtatious, and the trainer began requesting that she ship him intimate photographs and movies.
Sperl and the scholar, on a number of events the DA’s press launch famous, had intercourse on an empty college bus on college grounds.
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The sufferer, now 19 years previous, reported the abuse to police when she realized what her teacher did was improper. She additionally reportedly got here ahead as a result of she was involved there could possibly be different victims.
Throughout Sperl’s arraignment, Suffolk County Choose Karen M. Wilutis ordered him held on $150,000 money bail, $300,000 bond, or $1.5 million partially secured bond.
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He has since posted bail and is due again in courtroom Oct. 31.