SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ACCUSED OF ABUSE
Peter Martin, a 23 year old substitute teacher, was arrested January 28, on charges he invited two 16 year old girls to a Wantagh home he was house-sitting, served them alcoholic beverages and sexually abused them. He was charged with two counts each of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Martin, of 14 Edgewood Drive, Hicksville, was ordered to appear at First District Court in Hempstead on February 11. The incident allegedly occurred about two weeks ago when he attended a play at Wantagh Senior High School where he had done his student teaching in the district last year. He met up with the two girls at the event and at about 11:30 p.m., he invited them to the home he was house-sitting on Briard Street in Wantagh. He touched the girls in an inappropriate manner. If convicted of the misdemeanor charges, he could serve jail time and may be unable to teach in New York.