Updated below. Joy Morsi is a gym school teacher in Queens, New York who has been arrested and charged with rape and other felony charges for allegedly having sex on multiple occasions with a male student beginning when he was 16 years old.
The 39-year-old Joy Morsi (photo above) is a physical education teacher at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. Morsi is from Massapequa, Long Island.
According to The New York Daily News , quoting from official police sources, Morsi is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old teenager, a wrestler, for a year.
Authorities found out about the improper relationship when the alleged victim reported it as Morsi had allegedly become jealous when she found out he had a date for the prom.
Morsi is alleged to have had sexual encounters with the teenager in the basement and in other locations of the school building on “multiple occasions” and she is also alleged to have texted sexually explicit pictures of herself.
Joy Morsi was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court where she was charged with multiple felonies; 20 counts of third-degree rape and 20 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act. She was also charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
The newspaper goes on to note that City Dept. of Education officials say that Morsi was “immediately” removed from the classroom when the allegations surfaced.
According to ABC News 7, Morsi is being investigated for interactions with other students at the school.
As for additional details of Joy Morsi’s bio and professional background, it is being reported that she is married and that her husband is a science teacher at the same school.
* Update. According to ABC News 7, quoting prosecutors, Joy Morsi has been arrested for allegedly having sex with the second male student, also 16 years old. The sexual encounter is alleged to have taken place on school property shortly after the improper relationship with the first student ended when, as noted in the original report, she became jealous over his prom date. For the latest allegations she was charged with two-counts of third-degree criminal sexual act and one-count of endangering the welfare of a child.
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