Former New Rochelle High School Teacher Charged with Additional Counts of Raping Teenager

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — John Fraioli, 35, of White Plains was arraigned on new charges related to having sexual relations with a child victim.

Fraioli is charged with 5 counts of Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony and 5 counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a class D felony.

He surrendered today to White Plains Police and was arraigned in City Court.

Prosecutors allege, John Fraioli had sexual relations with a teenage victim in his White Plains home on five occasions during the period of June through October, 2019.

He was arrested and charged in October in New Rochelle for sexual activity with the same child victim while employed as a teacher at New Rochelle High School. He allegedly engaged in a sexual act with the victim in the school building during school hours last spring. Specifically, he was charged then with Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a Class E felony. The investigation continued and led to the further charges.

According to New Rochelle Board of Education records seen by Talk of the Sound, Fraioli was hired as a Social Studies Teacher assigned to New Rochelle High School at the August 23, 2016 board meeting under a probationary appointment effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020 at a salary of $73,682. He had previously been hired in 2013 to work on a social studies curriculum.

The New Rochelle Board of Education accepted Fraioli’s resignation at the May 7, 2019 board meeting effective June 30, 2019, “submitted for personal reasons”.

School Districts are prohibited by law from accepting so-called “silent resignations”, where an employee is allowed to resign after the District is made aware of sex crimes by an employee without reporting the allegations to authorities.

He was released on bail which was posted earlier. His next court appearance will be scheduled in Westchester County Court.

Special Prosecutions Division Assistant District Attorney Mary Clark-DiRusso, Deputy Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

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