An elementary school teacher who was previously convicted of sexually abusing five children is now being sued by one of his victims, new court papers show.
Simon Watts, a former teacher at Queens Jackie Robinson elementary school, allegedly sexually abused a girl from 2007 through 2009 while she was between 8 and 10 years old, the former student’s Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit alleges.
The woman — whose name is being withheld by The Post — has brought claims against Watts, the city and the Department of education, the court papers filed Tuesday show.
She claims that the city and the school were negligent in hiring, training, supervising and keeping Watts on staff, the court documents allege.
The DOE “should have known Simon A. Watts posed a threat of sexual abuse to children,” the court filing alleges.