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Bronx school assistant, 23, sends love letter to 10-year-old student; attacked by the child’s stepfather: NYPD

A 23-year-old Bronx elementary school teacher’s assistant was arrested after sending a 10-year-old student a love letter — and assaulted by the girl’s irate stepfather, police said Saturday.

Estevan Hamilton was punched in the face by the child’s stepfather, who stormed to PS 481, the Steam Bridge School on White Plains Road in Van Nest, after the child brought the aide’s letter home to give to her mother Friday to show.

Police have charged Hamilton with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

Hamilton gave the letter to the girl at school on Friday. When the child brought it home around 1:30 p.m., the stepfather went to the school to confront the school aide, News 12 Bronx reported.

The police were called and took Hamilton into custody. No charges were immediately filed against the stepfather.

Police were trying to determine if Hamilton had abused the child in any way. His arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court was pending Saturday.

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Estevan was one of two city employees who work at local schools who were arrested Friday, police said.

School safety officer Brian Frett, 38, was taken into custody on assault charges for participating in a street fight in Brooklyn on April 29, police said. No further details about the battle were immediately released.

On Wednesday, Michael Budhu, the 51-year-old high school principal in Queens, was charged with sexual abuse and acting in a manner harmful to a child after he allegedly rubbed a 15-year-old student’s leg, hair showed her an X-rated video and told her “this is going to have to happen” if she wanted to pass his class, police said.

Budhu was released on parole after pleading not guilty during his arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday.

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