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After-school teacher charged with sexual assault on 9-year-old girl, sources say

Posted at 11:27 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 09:49:24-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan – Police sources say an employee of an after school provider sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl during after-school hours Friday afternoon.

Channing Parker, 22, was arrested after he allegedly forced a student at the IDEAL school of Manhattan on the Upper West Side to perform oral sex on him, according to sources.

The child was playing basketball with students Friday between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. When they decided to go see a movie inside, the after-school teacher asked the victim if she wanted to stick around and continue playing basketball. Instead, he took her to the bathroom and forced her to perform a sexual act, police sources said.

When the victim was picked up by her mother, she told her what had happened. The victim was taken to Columbian Presbyterian Hospital for further examination. The victim’s mother also notified the school’s principal, according to sources.

Parker was charged with criminal sex act, sex abuse and act manner injurious to a minor, police sources said.

The IDEAL School has terminated its relationship with the outside after-school care provider.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article erroneously reported that Channing Parker was employed by IDEAL school. He was not; Parker was employed by an outside after-school care provider. This story has been updated to reflect that change.