Long Island teacher accused of sex with 14-year-old girl
Long Island math teacher accused of having sex with a female student multiple times over a three-year span
33-year-old Daniel McMenamin, allegedly engaged in numerous acts of sexual conduct with teen victim beginning in November of 2014 when the girl was 14
The pair allegedly had multiple encounter and the affair continued until 2017
McMenamin is charged with three counts second-degree rape and three counts second-degree criminal sexual act
He is also charged with 24 counts of third-degree rape, 24 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, and endangering the welfare of a child
McMenamin has denied the charges
Daniel McMenamin, [photo], is accused of having sex with his 14-year-old female student
Authorities say 33-year-old Daniel McMenamin, of Valley Stream, engaged in numerous acts of sexual conduct with a juvenile female victim beginning in November of 2014 when the girl was 14.
The alleged inappropriate relationship continued until July of 2017, while McMenamin was employed as a math teacher at the Lawrence Woodmere Academy. The victim was a student at the school during the course at the time
His attorney William Jaye, claims his client left Lawrence Woodmere of his own accord in 2016 and was not fired. He has been working as a leave replacement teacher in a local public school district.
Daniel McMenamin was a math teacher at the Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Long Island, Nassu County in NY at the time of the incident
McMenamin is charged with three counts of second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree criminal sexual act, 24 counts of third-degree rape, 24 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Jaye, denies the allegations against his client and says the alleged incidents never happened.
“I can tell you there are many reasons why we have these types of allegations, and he proclaims his innocence that this did not happen,” he said.
McMenamin pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $280,000 bail.
“I stand by my son,” his mother said as she left court.
Officials from Lawrence Woodmere Academy say they are cooperating with the investigation.
Students there were surprised at the allegations.
“I think it’s kind of weird, because I wouldn’t imagine him doing that to someone,” Ciara Leatherbury, one of the student who knew the teacher during his tenure at the school said. “He was a very nice person.”
“Everybody loved him,” her dad, Leroy Leatherbury added. “All the kids loved him.”