A teacher in Westchester County raped the mother of a teen daughter who said that her daughter was stripped of hope by the creep as she delivered her emotional statement during his sentencing on Tuesday.
35 year old John Fraioli has been sentenced to six months of shock incarceration after he admitted to sexually abusing a 15 year old student at New Rochelle High School in 2019, said the prosecutors.
“You took full advantage of her vulnerability. You manipulated her. You used her. You preyed upon her…,” the victim’s mom told Fraioli during the hearing.
“My only hope is that in time she will be able to overcome the abuse you inflicted. My biggest fear is that she may not.”
The prosecutors said the man had sex with the student in the school building and inside his house in White Plains. He had been first arrested in May 2019 and again in October. He resigned from his teaching position after his second arrest.
At the hearing, the student also read a victim impact statement, telling the court: “Even though I logically know I’m not to blame I still spent most days wondering if I could have done something different.”
“I’ve had so many days, months, almost two years now wasted on unnecessary feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment over something that wasn’t my fault,” she said.
He pleaded guilty on Oct 13 third-degree criminal sex act and third-degree rape, felonies. A military-style boot camp for offenders — Fraioli was also sentenced to 10 years of sex offender probation.
Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah called the case “disturbing” in a statement.
“It is truly disturbing that someone we trusted to protect and care for our children instead did such terrible harm,” Rocah said.
“The statements from the victim and her mother make clear the extreme and long-lasting impact of this abuse.”