William Abreu, ex-assistant principal at Progress High School for Professional Career, accused in 2009 rape
WILLIAMSBURG - An assistant principal at the Progress High School for Professional Careers in Williamsburg raped a 17-year-old in his school office in 2009, according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation’s Office.
William Abreu had already been removed from his office last summer when he allegedly made inappropriate sexual remarks to three 15-year-old students.
Investigators believe Abreu raped a 17-year-old who worked in his office on the Grand Street campus. They say Abreu threatened to report her to immigration if she told anyone about the attack.
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The investigation also found that Abreu intimidated a 16-year-old to perform a sex act on Juan Martinez, an employee of an after-school program, in March 2012. The victim was allegedly told she had to have sex for money.
The commissioner of investigation recommends both men be dismissed and made ineligible for future employment with the Department of Education.
Abreuhas been suspended without pay from Progress High School for at least a year.