EX-WESTCHESTER TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX CRIME WITH STUDENT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
October 29, 2019
A former Westchester County teacher is accused of engaging in sex acts with a student on school property, police said.
John Fraioli, who taught at New Rochelle High School when the alleged incident occurred, was arrested Monday on felony charges of a third-degree criminal sex act, LoHud reported.
Police said the 34-year-old then-teacher engaged in sexual activity with the 15-year-old student in May during school hours.
No further details about the alleged incident were released, but the investigation is ongoing, the outlet reported.
Dr. Magda Parvey, who is the interim superintendent for City School District of New Rochelle, said Tuesday that district officials are “deeply disturbed” about the allegations and cooperating with authorities.
“We are fully cooperating and in close contact with the law enforcement at this time and will continue to cooperate with the investigation in the future,” Parvey said in a statement to The Post.
School officials said the employee resigned from the district June 30, more than a month after the alleged incident.
But “his separation was in no way related to the allegations that have recently been reported,” the statement said. “Nor was the District aware of the underlying allegations at the time of separation.”
Fraioli, who is from White Plains, was arraigned Monday in New Rochelle court, where his bond was set at $25,000, according to the newspaper. He is due to return to court Thursday.
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