For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Incident: High School Teacher Arrested for Sexually Abusing Student
Location: Long Tree Lane, Moriches
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at approximately 6:45 p.m

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Hauppauge High School teacher for sexually abusing a teenage boy at the teacher’s home in Moriches.


An 18-year-old male reported to detectives that when he was a 16-year-old student at Hauppauge High School, located at 500 Lincoln Boulevard, he was sexually abused by his chorus teacher, Mark Kimes, at the teacher’s home. Following an investigation, Seventh Squad detectives determined Kimes had inappropriate contact with the teen while serving as his teacher.


Kimes, 53, of  Long Tree Lane, Moriches, was arrested at his home at approximately 6:45 p.m. on August 13 and charged him with Criminal Sex Act 1st Degree and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 14.


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-443661
Suffolk County Police Department

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