Bethpage High School Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Female Juvenile

Joseph Gallagher of Smithtown, 28, was arrested without incident, police say.

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Joseph Gallagher, 28.

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The Special Victims Squad reports the arrest of a Smithtown man for Sexual Abuse that occurred in Bethpage.
According to detectives, Defendant Joseph Gallagher, 28, of Smithtown, while employed as a teacher at Bethpage High School, engaged in sexual contact with a juvenile female victim.  The school was notified of a possible incident and contacted Police who continued to conduct a thorough investigation. Defendant Gallagher was arrested without incident.
The Special Victims Squad requests anyone who may have been a victim of the above listed defendant or has any additional information; please contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or Special Victims Squad at (516) 573-4022.
Defendant Joseph Gallagher is charged with two (2) counts of Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned at First District Court, Hempstead.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.