EX-BELLPORT HIGH TEACHER JONATHAN ELSALAM GETS 60 DAYS IN JAIL FOR SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH UNDERAGE STUDENT
Jonathan Elsalam, a 28 year old former Bellport High School social studiesteacher, was acquitted of rape charges for having sex with an underage student but was convicted ofa misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Elsalam, of Ridge, was found notguilty of two counts of third-degree rape and four counts of third-degree criminal sexualact. He resigned after a months long relationship came to light in September 2012 and faces amaximum of a year in jail when sentenced on May 9, the victim's 19th birthday. The verdictensures that Elsalam will not have to register as a sex offender.
UPDATE: Elsalam was sent to jail for 60 days Thursday morning for themisdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child by having a sexual relationship with anunderage student. He was also sentenced to 3 years on probation.