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BALLSTON SPA —  A tenured high school math teacher has been charged by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office with allegedly abusing four children more than five years ago.

The Ballston Spa School District released a statement concerning “improper behavior against one of our longtime staff members; allegations that if true, are terribly disturbing to all of us.”

The statement from Superintendent Ken Slentz did not name the staff member. But Crim S. Trerise, the man charged by deputies, is listed as being a math teacher at Ballston Spa High School.

“The Saratoga County Sheriff‘s Office is investigating this issue and at this time we have not been informed that any of the allegations involve students from our district or that any of the alleged behaviors occurred in our schools,” Slentz wrote.

The 56-year-old Middle Grove resident has been charged with allegedly having sexual contact with four minors who he knew, three of whom were under the age of 13 and one who was under the age of 14, between 2015 and 2017.

He has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and one count of third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor.


Trerise was arraigned Wednesday in Greenfield Town Court, where the alleged abuse occurred, and sent to Saratoga County jail on $25,000 cash bail.

He has a next scheduled court date in August.

His employment status with the district wasn’t immediately clear Thursday morning. In 2004, Trerise became a tenured teacher in Ballston Spa when he was a middle school staff member, according to a write-up at the time in The Saratogian. In 2020, Trerise made $105,191 a year, according to the Empire Center for Public Policy’s database of public employee salaries.



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