Janitor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teenager at Brooklyn School

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The janitor, 51-year-old Hernan Zapata, was arrested on Saturday afternoon at the unnamed Fort Greene middle school where he worked. He has been charged with rape, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, unlawful imprisonment, and assault for attacking 17-year-old former student in an office there. (The victim was reportedly at the school to meet someone else.) "[He worked there] close to 17, 18 years," said Zapata's daughter, who told the Daily News she believed her father was innocent. "Everyone knows him, go to the school, everyone will know him."