Mission Hill School Teacher From JP Charged With Improper Touching of Child

A Jamaica Plain man who taught at Mission Hill K-8 has been accused of improperly touching an 8-year-old at a Boston hospital.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced that Juan P. Cortes, 25, was arraigned Monday on one charged of indecent assault and battery on a child.

Boston Public Schools put the teacher on administrative leave, Conley’s office said in a statement.

CBS Boston reports that Cortes is a teacher at the Mission Hill School, which shares the Margarita Muñiz Academy in the former Agassiz School on Child Street.

The two-school campus was in the news Friday after a Muñiz Academy student was stabbed in a fight outside the school.

The alleged improper touching took place at Boston University Medical Center.

Cortes teaches third and fourth grade, according to the Herald.

For more, including the conditions Cortes must abide by should he post his $10,000 bail, please click through to CBS Boston.