A former gym teacher and assistant girl's basketball coach at a Staten Island Catholic secondary school was arrested this week for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student. The 24-year-old teacher reportedly faces statutory rape and criminal sex act charges.
The Post reports that Megan Mahoney, a former gym teacher at Moore Catholic High School, had sex with the unidentified teen about 30 times between October 31st, 2013 and January 9th of this year. According to court papers, Mahoney and the student had sex "on numerous occasions, that is at least two times per week during the period," and some of their trysts allegedly occurred on campus. She is also being charged with a criminal sex act, having allegedly engaged in oral sex with the teen "at least two times per month during said period."
News about Mahoney broke in August, and earlier this year the school's athletic director and chief operating officer, Richard Postiglione, resigned in the wake of allegations that he knew about Mahoney's relationship with the student, though a source told reporters he stepped down for health reasons. Authorities also allege that Postiglione knew of and protected another female teacher who was having sex with a student from 2006 to 2007, and Mahoney may have had a relationship with another student in 2012.
Mahoney's alleged victim told the Post that he was kicked out of Moore Catholic High School because of his sexual relationship with Mahoney, though a spokesperson from the Archdiocese of New York denied this to the paper.
We reached out to the Archdiocese of New York for comment and will update if we hear back.