‘Mad Science’ Teacher Sexually Assaulted Minor
Must Register as Sex Offender
BRONX– A Bronx after school teacher will serve the next two years in prison for sexually assulting his teenage student.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that Michael Jenkins has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in his residence near Yankee Stadium.
Clark said, “The defendant, who was 24 years old at the time, met the young girl at the middle school where he worked. He took advantage of the girl’s age and took her to his apartment and sexually abused her. Thankfully, the victim told another school employee, who then called the police.”
Clark said the defendant, Jenkins, 25, of Anderson Avenue, was sentenced to two years in prison and 10 years post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary.
A full order of protection was also issued, and the defendant will also register as a sex offender.
Jenkins, who had no prior criminal record, pleaded guilty to second-degree Criminal Sexual Act on October 30, 2018.
According to the investigation, on December 4, 2017, in his apartment, the defendant engaged in sexual acts with the minor. In a subsequent conversation between the victim and Jenkins, the defendant admitted to the sexual acts and told her she could not get pregnant through oral sex.
Jenkins worked at Intermediate School 391 as an after-school teacher and taught a program called Mad Science. The victim had been attending the defendant’s class since the beginning of the school year.