The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a former Hudson Valley teacher accused of groping young students.
It has been reported to police that on three separate dates in May of 2016, 32-year-old Brett Bernstein kissed the two 14-year-old female victims as well as grabbing their hands and placing them on his midsection, the NYPD said.
Bernstein allegedly also sent images of his midsection and upper body to each victim via text message, according to the NYPD.
Bernstein was a gym teacher at Harlem Prep Middle School, the location of the alleged incidents, according to CBS New York.
Bernstein taught at St. Mary’s in Fishkill before moving to Manhattan, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Bernstein is approximately 5-foot-11, 220 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair, according to the NYPD>
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).