Kathy Tuifel, a 46 year old Hicksville teacher’s aide, was arrested in 2002 and charged with three counts of first-degree rape for allegedly having sex with an 11 year old legally blind student she tutored and befriended. The boy told school officials about the alleged abuse and police went to her home and arrested her. Authorities said that in addition to the boy’s account, they have a witness to the crime. A police source said Tuifel’s husband had caught her in the act.
Tuifel has pleaded guilty to raping the