The alleged assault took place Monday at Union Terrace Elementary School in Allentown. Prosecutors allege that 47-year-old Michael James Agrippine of Coopersburg pinned the boy against a wall, pulled his pants down and assaulted him.
Agrippine is a married father of two who says he's been a teacher for 20 years. He emphatically denied the allegation at his arraignment Wednesday and said that he's been an "upstanding member of the community in several capacities," according to The Express-Times of Easton ( http://bit.ly/UW81mO).
Agrippine was charged with aggravated indecent assault, institutional sexual assault and indecent assault.