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Former Queens teacher pleads guilty to rape of student
Former Queens teacher pleads guilty to rape of student
Police Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 3:05PM

A Queens middle school teacher charged with statutory rape has pleaded guilty and is expected to be sentenced to six months in jail as part of a plea deal, officials said. Daniel Reilly, 36, admitted to having sex multiple times at his Forest Hills home with a 14-year-old girl he used to teach, said District [...]

Flushing father convicted in death of newborn daughter
Police Melissa Chan 2/04/2013 at 3:54PM

A Flushing man accused of shaking his baby girl to death and slamming her head on a night stand has been convicted of manslaughter, authorities said. Hang Bin Li, 28, bumped his daughter’s head on a night stand in October 2007 and failed to call the cops until two days later, according to trial testimony. [...]

NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
News Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 12:03PM

A three-year undercover operation into an illegal gun trafficking ring in southeast Queens netted four indictments and a fifth arrest, according to officials. The investigation began in August 2009 after the DA’s office received a tip of the illegal operation. Over the next three years agents conducted several undercover transactions with the defendants. Twenty firearms [...]

Mother and son charged in illegal cigarette scheme
News Melissa Chan 11/23/2012 at 1:06PM

A Flushing mother and son duo was arrested last Tuesday when their alleged cigarette smuggling scheme went up in smoke, authorities said. Ying-Jian Lin, 48, and her son, Xiao Lin, 23, have been charged with violating various state tax laws after investigators seized 677 cartons of untaxed Asian brand cigarettes and $132,000 in cash from [...]

Former park administrator Estelle Cooper indicted on grand larceny
Former park administrator Estelle Cooper indicted on grand larceny
News Melissa Chan 7/17/2012 at 2:36PM

Former Queens Parks Commissioner Estelle Cooper has been indicted on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing over $50,000 from a nonprofit conservancy group she helped start, according to the district attorney. Cooper, 82, of Whitestone was arraigned on Tuesday, July 17 in Queens Supreme Court on a two-count indictment charging her with second- and third-degree [...]

Queens teacher charged with molesting three additional students
Central Billy Rennison 6/01/2012 at 11:28AM

Three more accusations have been levied against a former Queens teacher accused of molesting two boys earlier this year. Wilbert Cortez, 49, was charged in February with sexually abusing two young boys on multiple occasions at P.S. 174 in Rego Park. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced yesterday that Cortez has been charged with [...]

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 8:55AM

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13 Prosecutors say a New York City public school teacher is being charged with rape for a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was just 13. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 44-year-old Charles Oross engaged in a sexual relationship with the teen [...]