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Ossining High Teacher Charged With Raping Student

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2013 NWE 0716 John Azabache

An Ossining High School math teacher was charged Friday with raping a 16-year-old female student.

John Azabache, 31, of Port Chester, pled not guilty to two counts of rape in the third degree, a felony, in Ossining Village Court and was released on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court July 23.

Ossining Superintendent of Schools Raymond Sanchez stated in a letter to parents that Azabache, a teacher since 2008, has been administratively reassigned and barred from school grounds pending the outcome of the case.

“We are extremely disturbed by these allegations, as I am sure all of you are, and we are cooperating with law enforcement officials in their investigation of this matter,” Sanchez said.

Azabache was slated to be married Friday but, instead, an order of protection was issued to his fiancé, who reportedly provided some information to police that led to Azabache’s arrest.

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