NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A married New York City teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly having an affair with a teen student. Prosecutors said the teacher even had sex with the girl in his classroom and that the accused man’s wife had a role in the investigation.

Charles Oross, a 44-year-old social studies teacher at IS 238 in Queens, was arrested on charges of having sex with a female student who was 13 years old at the time. Prosecutors said the relationship continued for more than a year — from January 2009 to April 2010 — on school property and in Oross’ car.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Hears From The Queens DA

Oross, of East Islip, has been charged with statutory rape, criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child, 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reported. Oross is accused of having sex with the girl in her last year at the Susan B. Anthony School, with the relationship allegedly continuing when she went to high school.

“It started back in January of ’09 when the girl was 13 years old and she started to meet the teacher, Charles Oross, at school every morning at 6 a.m., and they started to have sexual relations,” Special Investigations Commissioner Richard Condon told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.

Oross and the girl had sex in the classroom “probably from January to March of ’09,” according to Condon.

The relationship lasted for months and ended when the girl, now in high school, began dating another student.  However, investigators said after Facebook communications and e-mails from Oross, the two got back together again.

“In high school, the relationship was more he would meet her with his car and they would have sexual relations in his car,” Condon said.

According to the investigative report, car sex happened on 10 to 14 occasions after Oross “drove to a secluded location.”  Later that year, the girl wanted to start “hanging out” with friends her own age.  Oross  was angered with the suggestion and the two broke up, CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey reported.

Then months later, the girl received more Facebook communications — with a twist.

“It turned out they were not from him, they were from his wife. You know, e-mailing as if she were the husband,” Condon said.

The student told Oross’ wife the two had sex and she called investigators and told them her husband admitted he had a sexual relationship with a student.

Parents of students at IS 238 were in disbelief upon hearing the news.

“I feel bad about it, because I didn’t know about it. I feel shock because I have my son over here and that school has good reputation for a long time,” one woman said.

“It’s terribly disturbing when you see these kinds of things occur, and as a result, we vigorously prosecute these kinds of cases,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Oross faces up to four years in prison if convicted and is currently being held pending arraignment in Queens Criminal Court.

“At this point, it’s only an allegation. Nothing has been proven in court and we intend to fight the case,” defense attorney Donald Vogelman said.

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Comments (22)
  1. Anonymous says:

    he was my teacher as well, we all looked forward to his class so much…he was an amazing teacher and this is absolutely scary to hear…i know this will make the school look so bad…but that is a great school with great teachers and this is just an unfortunate case!!!!!

  2. David says:

    To Ashley and anyone. The true image of anyone is what happens behind closed doors. Always cater your feelings for anyone with the understanding you are looking at a mask. For example, would you think I’m a super hero just because I’m wearing a Superman costume on Halloween? Of course not.
    When we do get an opportunity to see a person for who they really are we should embrace it. This type of behavior by Charles would have only escalated to more deviant behavior. We should consider ourselves lucky he was caught.
    What disturbs me further is the likely possibility he has done this before. Engaging in sex in the classroom shows a complete confidence in his ability to get away with it. No question… there are more victims from his past.

  3. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  4. Sarah says:

    This is shocking. I thought it would be another teacher. Two weeks ago he was absent and my dean for my floor said he transferred schools. Mr.Oross did have a liking to girls, and the boys in the class knew something was up.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I know Mr. Oross as well. We must remember that he is innocent until proven guilty. The SCI’s report is 95% innuendo, conjecture, and gossip (for instance, a “source” in the DOE claims that an “anonymous tip” was called in by Mr. Oross’s wife). The reporting so far has been full of little inaccuracies that can add up to a whole bunch of nonsense. Mr. Oross is being crucified in the press and he hasn’t even gone to trial yet. On a side note – if the girl was 13 in January 2009, how can she be 16 now?

    1. Kianna says:

      It all depends on her birthday. She could be 16 already or she could be turning 16, what does it matter? And so your saying your taking his side.? The girl and his own wife said it was true. Also they have emails and all this other proof to prove him guilty. Besides that I think the whole concept of a teacher having sex with a student is disgusting. I also read in the newspaper that the girl had a crush on the teacher. So. basically she enjoyed it and kept going back for more, but Hey! what do I know i’m only 13 and I don’t know the man.

      1. Anonymous says:

        It was just an example of another small fact being inaccurately. It matters because if you add up all of the small inaccurate “facts” that are being reported, it melds together into a very large lie. I do not contend that Mr. Oross is innocent. I am saying that the truth should not be obscured by the rush to judgment in the press. Nor by you.

      2. Pat F. says:

        Do you attend NY public schools? I am just wondering, because “you are” is contracted as “you’re”, not “your”. What’s going on in these schools? Any actual learning?

  6. cluxx clamsman says:

    First remove his testicles with a spoon. Then put them in a blender with 10 ghost chillies . Then let him drink it.

  7. Ashley says:

    This is so shocking. As a former student, I never would have expected him to do something like this. To all of you who never knew him, he was an amazing public figure in our community. Learn about who he is & not what he did here:

  8. Les says:

    Well just like that Mary Kay woman he should just get probation, right? Cuz we want a fair society and there’s no double standards

  9. BernieLaw says:

    Too bad the girl did not go to a Catholic school. She cold have sued the Diocese and become a multimillionaire.

  10. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    Its a liberals fault from that MTV show

  11. hurthubbie says:

    I recently discovered my wife having an affair with her old high school teacher. Turns out, they were having sexual retaions for two years starting from her sophomore year. He too was a very popular teacher, whose class was very popular and in high demand. Ten plus years later, the situation is claiming a marriage and destroying a child’s life. Teachers make mistakes as they are human, but fail to see the damage they cause on a young womans life who’s volnurability opened the door for a life of disfunctional relationships.

  12. mike says:

    Hey Charlie!! U know what happens to ppl that go to jail 4 raping under age girls???!!! Lmao

  13. TheSandersFirmPC says:

    Needless to say, the DOE needs a major overhaul ttp://

    1. midi-man says:

      Mayor Bloomberg has a good grip of this. Don’t worry.
      Him and Koch will fix everything. I mean he did take over
      Controlling the schools.

      Just like crime in the city. It going back up.
      Bring Back RUDY!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I know this man as well and I’m in total disbelief. I remember him as such an amazing teacher, all the kids wanted to be in his class. I remember him always talking about his kids. I’m in shock and don’t know what to believe. I honestly hope it isn’t true because I remember him being a good man.

  15. Rocky says:

    Charlie, say it aint so…..I know you and this talk isnt the guy I know……This man loves his kids, is a good father, and a good man…..Im in total shock and disbelief! Say IT AINT SO CHARLIE!

  16. Alma says:

    That was my teacher, and he was one of my fave teachers of all time! It sickens me to hear this, because I looked up to him so much. I thought he was a great teacher, so hard to understand how he could have done this!

    1. Melissa says:

      Yeah he was my teacher too.He was my favorite teacher and I also look up to him as a wonderful teacher, But when I heard the news I was so shocked to hear that,because I did not expected that from him.I also thought that he was a respectful person.But now people cannot said nothing nice about him, Because he is a not a respectful and he is a bad person now to show his face again at a school or anywhere else.

  17. Jack Andiappen says:

    My son and daughter goes to that School and I am deeply trouble by this story.
    I hope the School will learn from this and be more watchful. I wish the little girl and her family well.

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