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Assistant Principal Accused of Making Sexual Remarks to Students

By DNAinfo Staff on June 20, 2012 7:33pm

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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — The assistant principal of a Brooklyn high school has been accused of making sexual remarks to three 15-year-old female students at the school, officals said Wednesday.

William Abreu, 43, assigned to Progress High School for Professional Careers in Williamsburg, allegedly asked the students whether they were “sexually active” during individual meetings for summer jobs at the school, according to a report filed by the special commissioner of investigation for the New York City School District.

During a 25-minute interview in June 2011, Abreu allegedly asked one of the girls if she would have oral sex with him and also told her that he treats his female employees like “second wives,” the report stated.

Abreul also allegedly asked another student who met with him if she had ever performed oral sex on her boyfriend and suggested that she should engage in anal sex, according to the report.

The three students were asked to apply for the jobs by an aide at the school on Grand Street in East Williamsburg, which led to the meetings with Abreu.

Abreu has denied the allegations made against him, stating that he did not make any inappropriate remarks to the students. He also said that he interviewed them for only two or three minutes each and did not ask them any personal questions, the report said.  

Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon has recommended that Abreu be dismissed and ruled out for any future employment with the Department of Education or its affiliates. 

He also referred the case to the Brooklyn district attorney for possible prosecution.