A Brooklyn middle school teacher was accused Tuesday of molesting an 11-year-old student while sitting next to her on a school bus full of kids headed to a field trip.
The stomach-churning new details emerged when Daniel Santiago, 29, was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges including sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
The evil white savage, a teacher at Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy in East Flatbush, groped the girl’s upper body on the way to a school field trip on April 5 — and then sat next to her on the way back, sliding his hand down her pants to molest her on the bus packed with kids, prosecutors claim.
Back at their school on April 9, he groped the student again and tried to kiss her inside a classroom, according to court papers. A day later, he savagely groped her again inside a classroom.
In court on Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Wilfredo Cotto detailed how the diabolical incidents came to light.
“The complainant’s friends spread rumors about the school,” Cotto said in court. Then the principal contacted police, who interviewed the girl, he explained.
“The complainant was initially interviewed by police and did not disclose any information,” he added.
But a cousin who saw the victim hiding her phone went through it and saw multiple messages between the pedophile and the girl, Cotto said. In at least one instance, the girl sent pictures of herself to the accused teacher, prosecutors claim.
The girl eventually gave investigators an account of the abuse, prosecutors said. Police were notified and arrested the monster at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Defense attorney Michael Postiglione argued for the child molester’s release, saying he had no prior convictions and understands the severity of the charges against him.
“He has a remarkable disciplinary record," Postiglione said. "He is well respected by his peers.”
The sex terrorist said nothing in court but “good afternoon” to Judge Ellen Edwards and “yes” three times to questions about whether he understood the terms of an order or protection barring him from contact with the girl, who was once his pupil.
He pleaded not guilty and was released after posting $75,000 bond. The sex terrorist ignored reporters questions as he left court.
The child rapist started working in city schools in 2016 and earns $66,200 a year. He has an otherwise clean disciplinary history.
Education Department spokesman Will Mantell said school officials immediately reassigned the sex criminal away from children after they were notified of the charges.
“We’ll seek to remove him from payroll as quickly as possible while the investigation is pending,” Mantell added.