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Former teacher is sentenced over rape of student, 15

Distraught mother of student, 15, raped by NY teacher tells him: ‘You stripped her of hope’ as he is sentenced to six months ‘boot-camp’-style imprisonment

  • John Fraioli, 35, has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage student, 15 
  • Fraioli assaulted victim on more than one occasion inside the school building   
  • Sentenced to six months shock incarceration, 10 years of sex offender probation

A teacher has been sentenced over the rape of a teenage student as the victim’s mother said her daughter has been ‘stripped of hope’. 

John Fraioli, 35, a former teacher at New Rochelle High School in Westchester County, New York pleaded guilty in October 2019 to criminal sexual act and rape. 

On Tuesday, the 35-year-old was sentenced to six months of shock incarceration with 10 years of sex offender probation. 

Fraioli assaulted the victim on more than one occasion inside the school building in 2019. Prosecutors say Fraioli also raped the student at his home in White Plains. 

John Fraioli, 35, a former teacher at New Rochelle High School in Westchester County, New York pleaded guilty in October 2019 to criminal sexual act and rape

Shock incarceration gives eligible offenders the opportunity to earn early release from prison if they successfully complete a six-month intensive ‘boot camp’-style rehabilitation program.

Fraioli was ordered to surrender his New York State teacher license and will be required to register as a sex offender.  

Fraioli was initially arrested by New Rochelle Police investigators in May 2019. 

Officials said he continued to abuse the teenager in his home and was arrested by the White Plains Police Department for a second time in November 2019. 

He resigned from his teaching position prior to his arrest. 

In an emotional statement during his sentencing on Tuesday, the victim’s mother said: ‘You took full advantage of her vulnerability. 

‘You manipulated her. You used her. You preyed upon her.

Fraioli was a former teacher at New Rochelle High School in Westchester County, New York, pictured above

Fraioli was a former teacher at New Rochelle High School in Westchester County, New York, pictured above 

‘My only hope is that in time she will be able to overcome the abuse you inflicted. My biggest fear is that she may not.’ 

The student also read out a victim impact statement during the court hearing. 

‘Even though I logically know I’m not to blame I still spent most days wondering if I could have done something different,’ she said. 

‘I’ve had so many days, months, almost two years now wasted on unnecessary feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment over something that wasn’t my fault.’ 

Fraioli is due back in court in May, when his sex offender risk level will be decided upon. 

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