NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn teacher is charged with having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy.
Andre Braddy, a 34-year-old math teacher, was tight-lipped as he was led out of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit Wednesday evening.
Sources tell CBS2 he allegedly had sex with the student in a bathroom at Lenox Academy in Canarsie for longer than a month until the boy told his parents, who then contacted police.
Braddy’s future as an educator appeared promising. In 2014 he was one of only four City University of New York graduates awarded a $100,000 fellowship from Math for America for agreeing to serve as a New York City public school teacher while furthering his own studies.
No one inside Braddy’s Crown Heights apartment answered the door Wednesday night, but neighbors say this is the last thing they’d expect from a person who usually appeared so polite and professional.
“I wouldn’t think he’d be involved in something like that,” one man said. “He doesn’t come across… the guy lives a normal life.”
The city’s Department of Education calls the allegations “deeply disturbing,” and adds Braddy is being kept away from students.
He will be removed from payroll as soon as legally possible, according to the DOE.
Braddy is charged with two counts of criminal sex acts, one count of acting in a manner injurious to a child, and sex abuse.