In a press release from the Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison announced that a Babylon special education teacher has been arrested and accused of raping a 15 year-old student in 2013.

Police said that administrators from the Babylon Union Free School District contacted Suffolk County Police in October 2021 regarding allegations of misconduct involving district staff.

During the course of the investigation, a woman came forward and reported she had a sexual relationship with teacher Timothy Harrison during the fall of 2013 when she was 15 years old and he was 38 years old. Harrison was arrested this morning during a traffic stop on the Robert Moses Causeway at Route 27A in West Islip this morning and charged with two counts of Rape 3rd Degree and one count for Criminal Sexual Act 3rd Degree.

The police commissioner said inappropriate contact took place at school but the sexual engagement was off school grounds.

Harrison will be held overnight at the First Precinct and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 4.