TEACHER GETS 7 YEARS FOR TEEN MOLEST
Thomas Higgins, a 52 year old Morningside Heights teacher, has been charged with sodomizing a 15 year old student and posting sexually explicit material on the Internet. Higgins, who teaches at Rice High School of West 124th Street, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and disseminating indecent material to a minor.
Higgins pleaded guilty to sodomy and disseminating indecent material to a minor and was sent to prison for up to seven years yesterday for sodomizing the 15 year old boy. He could get out in two years with good behavior.
(Manhattan, New York)