According to police, the student is now fourteen and claims to have had a relationship with Tillery for two years.
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The New York Daily News reports:
Tillery was charged with rape, unlawful dealing of drugs and alcohol to a child, sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Police sources said the victim was a sixth-grader at Middle School 35, the Stephen Decatur School, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where Tillery taught.