Long Island teacher accused of sexually abusing student

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Suffolk County police say they have arrested a Hauppague High School teacher for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage boy at the teacher’s home in Moriches.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, told police that when he was a 16-year-old student at the school he was sexually abused by his chorus teacher, Mark Kimes, at the teacher’s home. A subsequent investigation determined that Kimes had inappropriate contact with the teen while teaching him.

Kimes, 53, was arrested at his home on August 13 and charged with Criminal Sex Act in the 1st Degree and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

An investigation is ongoing.