QUEENS — A high school science teacher was arrested Wednesday for carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl, officials said.
Monsur Khan, 33, who had taught at Jamaica Hills' Hillside Arts & Letters since 2011, faced a slew of criminal sex charges after he was arrested within the 109th Precinct about 7 p.m. for propositioning the girl he had been communicating with online for over a month, police and the DOE said.
He was arrested on charges including attempted rape, attempting to disseminate indecent material to a minor and trying to promote an obscene sex act performed by a child under 17, police said.
An NYPD spokesman said that there was no physical abuse involved and the girl was not a student of his.
Khan was still awaiting arraignment Thursday morning.
He has been reassigned from Hillside Arts & Letters, the arts-centric college preparatory school that enrolls 427 students grades 9 through 12, the Department of Education said. Khan makes $58,385 a year, the DOE said.
Khan's arrest comes on the heels of another teacher who was arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old boy who attended her school.