A Queens middle school teacher has been placed under arrest after allegations surfaced he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old.
In a report, the New York City's Special Commissioner of Investigation says Vaughn McKinney, 58, met the girl through his wife's church choir.
The report says McKinney bought cell phones for the girl, which he used to communicate with her, and also gave her money.
McKinney was an orchestra music teacher at I.S. 59 until June, when the Department of Education says it removed him from the school.
The New York City Department of Education is now seeking to have him fired.