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Oct. 28, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Christopher Schraufnagel (DOB 08/11/74) of 55 Cooper St., New York, NY was arraigned today on three criminal complaints charging him with:

  • one count Criminal Sex Act in the Third Degree, a class "E" Felony,
  • two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, class "A" Misdemeanors,
  • four counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree, class "B" Misdemeanors.

From May 1, 2011 to June 5, 2015, the defendant, a former speech and drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY engaged in numerous instances of sexual assault, inappropriate sexual conduct and contact with a total of three underage students of the school:

  • Between May 1, 2011 and June 24, 2011, the defendant, engaged in oral sexual conduct with a then fifteen-year-old student of the school inside the school.
  • Between Dec. 1, 2014 and Dec. 25, 2014, the defendant asked a student at Horace Greeley High School at the time, to participate in a slideshow kissing every student in one of the defendant's classes while the defendant took pictures. The next day, another student of the defendant, was directed by the defendant to have the same victim kiss additional male and female students while being photographed. Thereafter, the defendant publicly displayed the slideshow to one of his classes full of students in an attempt to humiliate the students.
  • Between Oct. 1, 2014 and June 5, 2015, the defendant had a number of instances of inappropriate conversations with strong sexual overtones and sexual contact with another student of the school.

A complaint was brought to New Castle police and after a lengthy investigation by the New Castle police and Special Prosecutions Division of the District Attorney's office, the defendant surrendered this morning.

The defendant was arraigned in New Castle Town Court and bail was set at $12,500 cash or bond.

The defendant's next court date will be on Dec. 3, 2015.

He faces a maximum of four years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Amy Puerto, of the Special Prosecutions Division, will be prosecuting the case.

 

Christopher Schraufnagel

Christopher Schraufnagel

 

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.