New York City teacher accused of raping 14-year-old student with learning disabilities

Maria Contreras has been charged with eight felonies stemming from alleged sexual assaults

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The Independent US

A former New York City substitute teacher allegedly took a student with learning disabilities to her home and raped him on at least six occasions, according to a report from the New York Times.

Maria Contreras, 29, was fired on Saturday from her job as a substitute at the Bronx Academy of Letters shortly after she was arrested and charged with raping the 14-year-old male student.

 

Ms Contreras allegedly walked with the student from school to her apartment in the Bronx where the two had sex on at least six occasions. She also allegedly engaged in oral sex with the student on two other occasions.

She has been charged with six counts of second-degree rape and two counts of criminal sex acts with a minor. Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

The boy allegedly was a student of Ms Contreras at the school. Authorities were alerted when the boy told his mother about the assaults and she reportedly called police.

 

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