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NYC teacher charged with rape of teen student

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York City high school teacher has been charged with rape for having sex with a student at various locations at the school.

Physical education teacher Joy Morsi was arraigned Tuesday on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.

Prosecutors say 39-year-old Morsi's affair with the student at Grover Cleveland High School began in June 2013 when he was 16.

New York's age of consent is 17.

Bail for Morsi was set at $25,000. She faces of up to four years in prison if convicted of the charges against her.

Morsi's lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The city Department of Education says Morsi has been removed from the classroom.

She has been at the school since 1999.

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