Baltimore public school teacher charged in alleged rape of student in county

A Baltimore city public teacher has been charged in the rape of a student

A Baltimore City Public Schools teacher faces second-degree rape and other related charges after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student who was sent by her mother to his home in Parkville for help with a school assignment, according to Baltimore County Police.

Police said Friday that Taki Kentae Lewis, 39, of the 9500 block of Orbitan Court — a teacher at National Academy Foundation in East Baltimore — supplied the girl with alcohol and then had sex with her multiple times at his home on Monday while she was "incapacitated and unable to fend off" his actions.

About 3 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to an area hospital, where the victim — who is not a student at National Academy Foundation, according to school officials — was being examined. She was later interviewed about the incident.

Lewis is charged with second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor and other related charges. He is being held on $400,000 bail, police said.

In a statement Friday, Baltimore City Public Schools said Lewis was placed on administrative leave immediately after the system learned of the charges on Tuesday.

"City Schools will closely monitor this matter and will take further prompt action as appropriate," the system said.

According to city school salary records, Lewis makes $59,904 a year as a secondary teacher.

Police said they have not identified any other victims, but the incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit. Anyone with information to share with police is asked to call 410-307-2020.

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