SCSD teacher accused in cash for sex crime

A Syracuse city school teacher assigned as a teacher at the Onondaga County Justice Center is arrested on child sexual abuse charges.

34-year-old Jesus M. Rolon, of 27 Pickwick Road in DeWitt, is charged with criminal sexual act, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawfully dealing with a child and patronizing a prostitute.

Investigators tell CNYcentral Rolon was arrested Tuesday at the Onondaga County Justice Center where he has been working since the beginning of January 2012. The Sheriff's office says Rolon was recognized by a male inmate due to the fact that Rolon had committed a criminal sexual act on him in mid September of 2010 when the victim was less than 17 years old. The alleged victim claims the abuse happened at RolonĂ¢??s home. A second inmate also recognized Rolon and says Rolon paid him cash so Rolon could commit a criminal sexual act on him.

Investigators say Rolon did not meet the alleged victims while working at the Justice Center as a teacher. Rolon was arraigned and is jailed on $50,000 cash or bond.

The Syracuse University "Gear Up" program website indicates Rolon graduated from University Gardens High School in Puerto Rico. He attended University of Puerto Rico and also Syracuse University where he received his MA in Spanish. Jesus has a Bilingual Certification and has worked as a teacher for nine years.