Bronx DA: Bronx Teacher Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Rape of 13-Year-old Student




          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx teacher has been sentenced to three years in prison and 10 years post release supervision for raping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who was one of his students.


         District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant used his position of power to engage in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. His assaults on the victim led to life- altering trauma.”


         District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Jonathan Pol, 31, of Wingdale, NY was sentenced today by Bronx Criminal Court Judge Laurence Busching to three years in prison and ten years post release supervision, and he must register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty on May 17, 2022 to second-degree Rape.


According to the investigation, between December 1, 2018 to April 18th, 2019, Pol who was an English teacher Mott Hall Community School in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, engaged in a sexual relationship with the victim. He also engaged in inappropriate text messages with her.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Baer, Supervisor of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau under the supervision of Mimi Mairs, Chief of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau and Johanna Hernandez under the overall supervision of Adrienne Giunta, Deputy Chief of Special Victims Division and Joseph Muroff, Chief of Special Victims Division. 


District Attorney Clark also thanked BXDA Senior Detective Investigator Nicholas Cavalcanti for his assistance in the case.


District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Bronx Special Victims Squad Detective Lawrice Crawford and NYPD Crime Scene Unit Detectives Omar Hernandez and Jaysen Basnight for their work in the investigation.

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