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Ex-Bronx prosecutor charged with raping 13 year-old girl

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A former city prosecutor turned religious school teacher has been charged with raping a 13 year-old girl.

Daniel Haines, 39, an ex-Bronx and Brooklyn assistant district attorney who taught at Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary in East Harlem, is also accused of taking cell phone videos of their sexual contact, and exchanging “multiple photos and videos of a sexual nature” via email with her, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The alleged abuse took place “on multiple occasions” between April 18, 2022 and April 7, 2023, when the victim was in 7th and 8th grade, the complaint states.

He was arrested on May 17.

A partially redacted address cited in the complaint indicates the abuse occurred at Mt. Carmel, where Haines was a teacher at the time.

The complaint alleges one act of forcible rape occurred against a desk.

Haines worked in the Bronx DA’s office from 2009 to 2019, a spokesman said.

He prosecuted major gang and drug cases in the rackets bureau.

He then briefly worked at the Brooklyn DA’s office. Spokesman Oren Yaniv refused to say why he left. His last city salary was $105,000.

After that, Haines took a job at Mt. Carmel, where the average teacher’s salary is $54,768.

He stayed until the end of the 2022-23 school year.

Starting in September of 2023, Haines joined the Heschel School, a Jewish day academy on the Upper West Side, where he taught middle grades, and coached basketball and mock trial.

Haines pleaded not guilty and was released on $350,000 cash bail, records show

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