Female Former Stepinac Teacher Charged With Rape Of Boy

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A former Archbishop Stepinac teacher is accused of raping a 14-year-old boy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Westchester District Attorney's Office

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Amanda Iles, a former teacher at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, has been charged with rape of a 14-year-old boy while she was an employee at the school.

Between June 11 and July 14, 2013, Iles allegedly engaged in sexual encounters with the boy in Eastchester, according to a Westchester District Attorney release.

Iles reportedly knew the boy was a student at the school. The boy's parents became aware of the encounters and contacted Yonkers police.

“As a teacher, this defendant was in a position of trust and authority," District Attorney Janet DiFiore said in the statement. "In becoming involved with a student incapable of consent, she abused that privilege."

Iles returned from California where she was living and surrendered to Eastchester police on Wednesday morning.

She was officially charged with second-degree rape, a Class-D felony. Bail was set at $75,000 bond over $25,000 cash.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 4. She faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

Archbishop Stepinac said in a statement on Wednesday that the alleged relationship happened after Iles resigned her position.

Read the statement from here.

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Arshad_Sherif_M.A._M.Ed.:

I once called up an all-girls high school to see if they had a teaching vacancy. The woman who answered the phone told me that they don't hire men. I asked her: "How do you know I am a man?" She hanged up. It was a religious school. But not Catholic. Gorgeous Eastern European girls.

Amanda Iles was an attractive woman teaching at an all-boys school. She is accused of having sex twice with one 14-year-old boy. But the sex she has been accused of took place after she left her teaching position at the school. Three questions immediately come to mind.

1- Did she have sex more than twice with the boy? Normally a prosecutor will charge on counts that he can prove in court beyond the "reasonable doubt" burden under which he must operate. But it may well be that the number of sexual encounters between her and the boy were far more frequent. A boy at 14 can have sex not every few days but every few hours.

2- Were there other boys that she had sex with? In an all-boys school there are no female students. And if one boy found her arousing, chances are that many others also found her desirable. If she was willing to fulfill the fantasy of one student, she may have also been willing to allow other boys to do to her what they fantasize doing to her when they are alone in their bedroom. Or when they are in the shower with soapy hands.

3- Did she have sex with any of the boys while she was their teacher? She only taught for one year at that school. A relatively short time. And then she resigned. Why did she leave after only one year? Were school administrators aware of any hanky-panky? Was she forced to resign? Prosecutors may find it difficult to prosecute any sex acts that took place in school because the school would unlikely be willing to fully cooperate with that aspect of the investigation. Surely sex on school grounds between teacher and student is bad for a school's reputation.

Female teachers at all-boys schools are likely numerous. Maybe half the staff or more. We must remember that a female teacher seeking employment at an all-boys school has a hundred times better chance getting the job than a male teacher seeking employment at an all-girls school.

And there can be no doubt that female teachers at all-boys schools, where there are absolutely no female students around, have a wonderful time. A female teacher in a mixed-sex school finds it difficult to get the attention of the male student because she faces stiff competition from outstandingly hot female students. Although a hottie female teacher will always get the male student's attention. But in an all-boys school, a mildly attractive female teacher can easily have 75% of the class wanting to get into her panties. And the teachers in private schools don't get a big paycheck. Nowhere near the salary of a public school teacher. But money is not everything. Happiness in life is about having intense and rewarding relationships.

So Amanda Iles appears to have had a really good time teaching at a private all-boys school. She had a good time teaching the catechism to Catholic boys. Catholic boys who would much rather have an "Amanda experience" than a religious experience.

And one wonders whether she had several boys at the same time: One penetrates her and the others watch. Did she allow any boy to experience his first penetration of a woman's rectal canal? And did she allow any teenagers to watch her face while that took place?

But a teacher needs to wait until the kid graduates from school. And wait a few months after that. Then she can find out whether he wants to pursue a relationship. She can go to eat in places around the school to meet some of them by chance. But only those who have graduated. Many have always wanted to be intimate with her. And now they can finally enjoy that intimacy.

But teachers will always get in trouble when hanky-panky starts when the kid is still in school. They have learned that simple lesson time and time again. This time it was the boy's mother who turned her in. A mother who wanted to be the only one jerking her son off before he went to bed.

bill10526:

It was just a few years ago that the teacher in Croton was wrongly convicted. She did jail time and her marriage was destroyed by the perversion of our DA office. Lawyers and opportunists have taken billions from Catholic parishioners, and groups make their livings based on Ophra-Show level theories as expressed in other comments below. Unless there is actual physical evidence no prosecution should be ensue in this case. Testimony in these cases is unreliable and juries (in fact nobody) has no skill in judging credibility. In the Sandusky case, the jury believed fellows who said their high powered lawyers were to help with the media. Those high payed lawyers took the rubes of Pennsylvania to the cleaners for $60 million.

JudyJones:

It takes a lot of courage to speak up about being sexually abused. This is not an easy thing to do, but let's hope that anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Amanda Iles, will come forward and contact police.
Sex abuse thrives in secrecy and secret systems that allow it to continue to this day
Silence is not an options anymore, it only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
"SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) We also have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, ministers, plus victims who were assaulted in institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, day care centers, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc.

david.clohessy.14:

Let’s hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered child sex crimes and cover ups in NY Catholic schools and parishes will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.

David Clohessy, Director, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, (7234 Arsenal Street, St. Louis MO 63143), 314 566 9790 cell (SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Redsebring:

she likes them cubscouting

DDiggler:

Some priest at Stepinac must have become jealous and turned her in.

URGUILTY:

she looks like she has low self esteem to go after young boys... what a nasty mess

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