Wilbert Cortez

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 [...]

Queens teacher had ‘pattern of inappropriate conduct’
News Steve Mosco 2/21/2012 at 12:33PM

A teacher who had “shown a pattern of inappropriate conduct,” but was allowed to teach anyway, has been charged with sexually abusing two young boys on multiple occasions at P.S. 174 in Rego Park. Wilbert Cortez, a 49-year-old computer teacher at William Sydney Mount School, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual misconduct against [...]

A classroom is for learning
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 2/21/2012 at 9:01AM

What is the Department of Education (DOE) doing? Administrators at the city’s public school system are seemingly asleep at the wheel, allowing teachers to run amok — WITH OUR CHILDREN. In the past week alone, two teachers — who are supposed to be role models for our youth — were busted, one for inappropriately touching [...]