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Defendant: John Fraioli (DOB 11/10/84)

Oct. 13, 2021 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that John Fraioli of White Plains pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child victim on more than one occasion during 2019. The child victim was a student at New Rochelle High School where Fraioli had been employed as a teacher.

Specifically, during his plea, Fraioli admitted under oath that he committed Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree on the New Rochelle charge, and to one count of Rape in the 3rd Degree on the White Plains charge, both class E felonies.

Fraioli appeared today before Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace. Under the terms of the plea, he will be sentenced 10 years’ sex offender probation,* with shock probation, which means he will spend six months in the county jail followed by 9.5 years’ sex offender probation. He must surrender his New York State teaching license and register as a sex offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2021.

Background
In November, John Fraioli was charged with sexually abusing a child victim while employed as a teacher at New Rochelle High School. He was initially arrested by New Rochelle Police after he engaged in a sexual act with the victim in the school building in May 2019. Later, he continued to abuse the victim in his White Plains home. White Plains Police made the arrest in November. Fraioli resigned from his teaching position prior to his arrest.

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

* * Sex offender probation involves a rigorous term of 10 years of supervision by the department of probation sex offense unit, with a strict set of guidelines that include among other things, mandatory participation in treatment, restrictions on daily living, travel, use of computers, employment and living conditions, regular submission to polygraph tests to monitor compliance and historical offending behavior, and regular supervision by the court to ensure compliance. It is also revocable at any indication of non-compliance.

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