Former Stepinac Teacher Charged with Raping a Student

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Amanda Iles
Amanda Iles

A statement from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday announced the arraignment of Amanda Iles (DOB 2/28/86) of Moss Landing, California, who has been charged with the rape of an Archbishop Stepinac High School student.

The DA’s statement alleges that sexual encounters with the 14-year-old male student took place between June 11 and July 14, 2013, while Ms. Iles was a teacher in the Religion Department at the school located in White Plains.

The victim’s parents became aware of the encounters and contacted the Yonkers police. Further investigation revealed that the incident took place at a location in the Town of Eastchester.

The defendant returned from California where she has been living and surrendered to Eastchester police Wednesday.

Bail was set at $75,000 bond over $25,000 cash. The defendant’s next court date is December 4th, 2013. Iles faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

A statement released by Archbishop Stepinac High School indicates the teacher had already left their employ before the alleged incidents:

“Stepinac recently learned of the possibility of an alleged improper relationship involving a former faculty member and a student. The teacher, who was employed for the 2012-13 school year, resigned at the end of school last June. The relationship allegedly occurred this past summer after her employment had ended. We are deeply concerned with matters involving the well-being of our students who are our top priority. Stepinac has and will continue to fully cooperate with any investigation into this matter.”

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