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Two New York City employees arrested for sexually abusing children

location-of-the-sexual-abuseA detective working for the NYPD Special Victims Division and a special education school aid were both arrested on Friday after being accused of sexually assaulted young girls in New York City.

28 year old Kevin Lemon, a special education paraprofessional is accused of sexually abusing a 9 year-old girl three times in the basement and in the staircases of PS 59 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The girl who is not a special need students was abused during the month of June. She didn’t alert her family until she returned to the same school in September. When she saw Kevin Lemon again she told her grandmother what happened in June. The grandmother who is also her legal guardian reported the man to the police. He was arrested and charged with criminal sex act, sex abuse forcible touching, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. The 28 year old man was studying to be a teacher at Brooklyn College and still needed 6 credits until graduation.  He was making $158 a day as a special education paraprofessional.  He was immediately suspended without a pay and will remain suspended until the investigation is over. He is due back to Court on Thursday. His bail was set at $50,000. (read more in the Post)

Special victim unit detective sexually abuses 12 year-old babysitter

The same day, 37 year old Juan Jimenez, a detective working for the NYPD Special Victims Unit, the division in charge of investigating sex crimes, was also arrested after being accused of abusing his 12 year-old babysitter. Jimenez had hired the girl to babysit at his Crown Heights apartment. The girl accuses him of grabbing her by the waist and trying to kiss her on the mouth and then grabbing her buttock with his hands. He was charged with felony sex abuse and misdemeanor forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. He was released without bail.  (Read more in the Post)

Picture of the school where a school aid allegedly sexually abused  the young girl courtesy of Google Map