Long Island teacher pleads not guilty to raping student

Posted at 12:42 PM, May 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-07 12:42:03-04

On Long Island, an assistant football coach and history teacher has pleaded not guilty to rape charges.

Jonathan Elsalam is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old student at Bellport High School.

Elsalam was removed from his teaching and coaching duties at the school.

The victim is now suing the school district for $10 million in damages.