Former Ossining Teacher on Sex Offender Probation

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A former Ossining High School math teacher who was arrested on his scheduled wedding day last July for allegedly raping a 16-year-old female student and then pled guilty to the crime in September was sentenced last week to spend 10 years on sex offender probation.

John Azabache, 31, of Port Chester, a tenured teacher who worked in Ossining since 2008, pled guilty to rape in the third degree, a felony, for two incidents that reportedly took place between March 1 and July 1.

Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace ruled Azabache will also have to register as a sex offender, the level of which will be determined at a hearing scheduled in February.

Police were notified of the crimes by the student’s parents. Two days later, when he was slated to marry Amanda Deluccia, 23, of White Plains, Azabache was arrested, and the wedding was cancelled. He is barred from seeing the student or Deluccia, and is also prohibited from being on school grounds in Ossining.

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