A Brooklyn trainer invoked the Fifth Modification against self-incrimination when requested by metropolis school investigators about his romance with a female college student, data display.
David Lado, who taught physics at Medgar Evers Preparatory School in Crown Heights, engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a woman scholar, the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city educational facilities alleges.
The SCI began a probe following a college official documented acquiring an nameless complaint in an email on June 23, 2019, that Lado, 29, “was engaged in sexual activities” with a student.
In the presence of her father, the woman denied possessing a sexual romance with Lado, saying she spoke with him only through college several hours.
The lady also claimed her youthful sister, who was outlined in the nameless electronic mail, denied telling any individual about the allegation. But the father would not permit investigators dilemma the sister, the report states.
SCI subpoenaed Google to identify who sent the anonymous e mail. The information present the account was opened on June 23, the day of the nameless concept. “Possibly for the sole reason of sending the e mail,” the report mentioned. The individual who opened the account did not provide a identify or handle.
SCI subpoenaed phone data showing that Lado and the girl have been in cellular phone call 129 moments. Lado positioned 38 calls to her, she termed him 88 periods, and a few text messages have been exchanged. The phone calls were among May perhaps 1 and July 1 in 2019, continuing amid the investigation.
By means of his lawyer, Lado declined to be interviewed by SCI, invoking the Fifth Modification privilege against self-incrimination, the SCI states.
The SCI sent Chancellor Richard Carranza its results on July 9 — 8 times just after the Division of Instruction fired Lado for permitting his point out educating license expire.
Mainly because Lado was presently terminated, the DOE could not file misconduct fees in opposition to him, a DOE spokeswoman claimed.
But Lado, who had taught at Medgar Evers since September 2015, is ineligible to work for town faculties once again, officials said.
According to his LinkedIn site, Lado is now an MBA prospect at the Zicklin College of Organization at Baruch Faculty. He could not be attained for comment.