QUEENS — A teaching assistant was arrested early Thursday for having a sex with a 14-year-old boy who attended the Maspeth school where she worked, police said.
The young boy told another staffer at the Walter Reed School P.S 9, 58-74 57th St., that 39-year-old paraprofessional Clara Somodi was his girlfriend, sparking an investigation that ended in her arrest about 1 a.m. in the 115th Precinct, according to the NYPD and Department of Education.
It was not immediately clear how long the relationship lasted.
Somdi, who had worked for the DOE for a decade, was arrested on charges of rape, engaging in a criminal sex act with a minor, and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.
She was suspended without pay a DOE spokeswoman said.
The Walter Reed School enrolls 662 students from kindergarten to ninth grade, according to the school's website.