Matt Groening, creator of the FOX show, patterned the stringy-haired thug who terrorizes Bart Simpson after Dolph Timmerman, who was his classmate at Lincoln HS in Portland, Ore.
Timmerman, 51, now a teacher at PS 123 in Bushwick, was busted Tuesday for allegedly touching the buttocks of one girl in a classroom as she bent over, as well as two other girls in the hallway of the school on Irving Avenue.
The $43,000-a-year teacher, who has been placed on administrative duty away from kids, was arraigned on six counts of sexual abuse and child endangerment Wednesday and released without bail.
On "The Simpsons," the dour-pussed, brown-haired Dolph, who is usually hunched over, and two other kids, Jimbo and Kearney, continually bully Bart at school. Dolph's pastimes include breathing in the fumes at the One Hour Photo shop. He has worked as a Kamp Krusty counselor and at Springfield Paper and Printing, as part of the "Lackeys of Tomorrow" program.
Groening could not be reached for comment, but in past interviews he has said that while he borrowed Timmerman's first name for Dolph, the real-life Timmerman is nothing like the holy terror on the show.
"[He's] a really cool guy," Groening once said.
There are no plans to cut Dolph's character out of future shows or edit him from past ones.
"Our Dolph is just Dolph," said "Simpsons" spokeswoman Antonia Coffman. "He has nothing to do with this man or with the show. And our Dolph doesn't have a last name."
The grandfather of one of the young students, speaking of what allegedly happened to her, told The Post Wednesday:
"This is terrible. My family wanted to beat the teacher for what he did. The school needs to have more vigilance. He needs to pay for what he did."
Several teachers who wouldn't give their names claimed the girls conspired to fabricate the abuse charges to get back at Timmerman for some reason, and later recanted their claims to other teachers. But the teachers had no other details to substantiate their story.
Timmerman's neighbor Barbara McNamara said, "He only started in September, he just became a teacher. I'm shocked."
Timmerman faces seven years in the slammer if convicted
Meanwhile, Francisco Acevedo, a Spanish teacher at South Bronx Prep who's accused of inviting a 15-year-old boy to live with him and secretly videotaping him nude, was released on $7,500 bail last night.