NYC teacher accused of using 8, 9 year olds as sex toys in the classroom
By Your Black World
A former teacher at Jackie Robinson Elementary School, New York City, Simon Watts, has been found guilty of 11 counts of forcing children to perform sexual acts in his classroom by a Queen’s jury.
Watts, who is awaiting sentencing by Queens Supreme Court Justice, Michael Alise, on July 22, 2013 faces a sentence of up to seven years imprisonment for each of the counts.
Assistant District Attorney, Alison Andrews, said during her closing remarks last Monday that Watts was the children’s science teacher and he was supposed to be teaching science not giving the children an anatomy lesson.
Andrews went on to say that Watts had used these children, four girls and one boy, as his “personal sex toys,” in order that he would “get off.”
After two days of deliberating, the jury found Watts guilty of abuse, forcible touching and the endangerment of the children’s welfare.
The kids were aged between 8 and 9 years old at the time of the offenses.
Some of the children stated that Watts had called them to the back of the classroom where he would force their hands to touch his penis while he groped them.
According to one of the students, he had to endure this kind of abuse nearly every day from Watts, from December 2007 until June 2009. The child went on to say that Watts “ejaculated onto the floor and used hand sanitizer and a tissue to clean it up.”
Another student said that Watts would wait until after class, during some after-school program, before revealing himself or touching them.
The matter apparently came to the attention of the authorities, when one little girl told her parents on March 9, 2010, that Watts had forced her to touch his private parts that same day.
The fourth grader’s parents called the police and Watts was removed from the classroom.
Watts was later arrested in April of 2010, charged and released on bail of $200,000.
Civil lawsuits have been taken out against Watts, the Department of Education and Dr. Antonio K’Tori, the school’s principal, by three of the children’s parents, who are claiming, among others, negligent supervision.