Beatriz Vargas, a 25 year old female basketball coach, was charged with third-degree statutory rape for allegedly having sex with a 15 year old student in Van Cortlandt Park.  In November 2002, Vargas was a coach at IS 80 and met the student while he was participating in the basketball program.  She was arrested after she was discovered allegedly having sex with the student in a parked car at the park.  She was also charged with sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child.

(New York)