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NY teacher admits having sex with student, 16

September 18, 2013
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A high school teacher in New York has pleaded guilty to a rape charge after being arraigned on what was supposed to be his wedding day.

The Westchester County district attorney's office says John Azabache (ahz-uh-BAH'-chee) pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree rape for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

His lawyer, Tony Castro, says Azabache will be sentenced in December to 10 years of probation and will have to register as a sex offender.

Azabache, of Port Chester, was a math teacher at Ossining High. He was arrested in July when police said he'd had sex twice with the girl.

His planned July 12 wedding was canceled and his ex-fiancee obtained an order of protection.

The school district says Azabache has off the payroll since last week.



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