New York police say a 29-year-old woman working as a teacher's assistant at a Bronx high school took a mentally ill student home and raped him on at least six occasions.
The substitute teacher, Maria Contreras, is charged with six counts of second-degree rape for each time she had sexual intercourse with the male student. Police say the sexual encounters happened at Contreras’ Bronx apartment.
According to the New York Times reports, Contreras, who worked as a substitute paraprofessional at the Bronx Academy of Letters, was arrested and taken to the Bronx Special Victims Bureau.
The police report, state that the boy was a student of Contreras in special education
The report claims the boy is mentally-ill and that he walked on six separate occasions to Contreras’ Bronx home, that is located near the school, to have sex with her.
The report also indicates that the boy was unable to consent to the sexually activity because “the child is mentally ill or mentally incapacitated” and under the age of consent in New York.
Contreras is facing a long prison sentence as each count of second-degree rape carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison. If Contreras is found guilty of all six counts, not including the second-degree criminal sex acts with minor charges, she could face up to 42 years behind bars. Inquisiter.com reported
Contreras isn’t the first teacher to have sex with one of her students. In fact, three teachers at southern California School were placed on leave after accusations of inappropriate contact or having sex with students