This horny white health teacher from a posh Manhattan prep school was busted Thursday for having sex with a liquored-up teenage student in the bathroom of an East Village nightclub.
David Azurmendi, who had been working at the exclusive Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, was charged with third-degree rape, sources said.
At his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, the rapist’s stunned wife watched as her husband’s lawyer insisted his client didn’t know the victim was 16 or a student.
“He goes to clubs and you would assume that anyone in the club is over age,” defense lawyer Aaron Wallenstein said. “This is not somebody my client knew as far as being a student or anything like that.”
Wallenstein called the pedophile a “very respected member of the education community” before bail was set at $5,000.
The white/rapist, 34 and wearing a red University of Georgia T-shirt, said nothing in court. He was hit with the potentially career-crushing charge just as he was supposed to start a new gig at The Greenwood School, an expensive private boarding school for boys in Putney, Vt.
When a reporter tried to speak with the wife, a hostile young man who had been in the truck barred the way.
“He’s not here, that’s all, you can go away,” he said.
Contrary to what his lawyer said in court, the sex criminal told cops he crossed the line after the victim invited him to meet her and some friends at the Lit Lounge, an artsy hot spot on Second Ave., police sources said.
The teenager admitted she had been drinking before she joined the sex terrorist in the bathroom, they said.
The illegal rendezvous might have remained their secret if the teen hadn’t blabbed about it to a male friend, sources said. He, in turn, told the principal who sicced the cops on the rapist.
The victim told police she did not have classes with the rapist and that she met him through a friend who was in his home room, sources said.