A 29-year-old Harlem public school teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually molesting an 8-year-old girl. Teacher Rafael Sosa, who teaches at PS 208 on West 111th St., was arrested yesterday. According to the Times, he "is accused of penetrating the girl’s anus and vagina with his finger on several occasions."

There have been a rash of teachers accused of allegedly molesting students lately, with at least 10 public school employees arrested for it this year. Last month, Mayor Bloomberg and other officials introduced legislation that would give school districts greater power to fire teachers for sexual misconduct; Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott also ordered a review of 12 years of substantiated misconduct cases, vowing to remove any teacher who had engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior.