Former Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus Hall High School teacher convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing a student.
Ex-Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus Hall High School Teacher Convicted of Sexual Assault Against a Student
A Brooklyn public school teacher at the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus High School was convicted of repeated sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student. His conviction, as stated by NYDailyNews, includes the following: sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and other related charges.
Mervyn Affoon, 65-years-old abused the student about 15 times over three months. Affoon first abused the student in the classroom after all the other students left. Later he groped the same boy in the elevator. Following the initial assaults, Affoon invited the young boy to his home and had sex, including oral sex.
Affoon was removed from the classroom and retired in November 2017 after the charges surfaced. He now faces up to 20 years after rejecting a plea deal in 2018 that would have landed him one and a half to four years in prison.