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Queens teacher accused of sexually abusing another student

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A day after a teacher at a school in Queens was arraigned on charges of repeatedly raping a teenaged student, the same teacher was arrested again on similar accusations, the Queens DA said.

Authorities charged Joy Morsi, 39, of Massapequa, Long Island, with with sexually abusing a second 16-year-old boy at Grover Cleveland High School on May 31, 2014. The age of consent in New York is 17.

A judge ordered Morsi, who is married to another teacher at the same school, held on $25,000 bail, the DA said.

"These are serious accusations in which a school teacher -- who should serve as a role model to students -- is instead accused of using her position to gain access to children for her own gratification," District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.

Morsi also faces charged of having a sexual affair with a different student dating back to 2013, officials said. The New York Post reported that in that case, Morsi had sex with the boy more than a dozen times in and out of school before breaking it off a few weeks ago because he took a girl to the prom.

Morsi is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual act and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the latest case and 20 counts of third-degree rape, 20 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the first case.

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