Female Teacher Charged With 30 Counts Of Rape Over Affair With Male...

Female Teacher Charged With 30 Counts Of Rape Over Affair With Male Student (PICTURED)

By HuffPost on October 23, 2014
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Megan Mahoney of St. Peter's Girls High School watches other athletes at the 2007 Staten Island Advance All-Star Dinner on June 21, 2007. (Photo Credit: Staten Island Advance/Jin Lee)
Megan Mahoney of St. Peter’s Girls High School watches other athletes at the 2007 Staten Island Advance All-Star Dinner on June 21, 2007. (Photo Credit: Staten Island Advance/Jin Lee)

A former basketball coach and gym teacher at a prestigious New York City high school faces statutory rape charges for her alleged sex abuse of a male student.

Megan Mahoney, 24, was arrested Monday for allegedly having regular sexual contact with the same 16-year-old student over a period of more than two months beginning in late October 2013, the Staten Island Advance reports.

She faces 30 counts of statutory rape in the case. The New York Post reports:

Mahoney romped with the teen “on numerous occasions, that is at least two times per week during the period,” court papers claim.

She also was charged with four counts of “criminal sexual act” because of mutual oral sex that she and the boy allegedly engaged in “at least two times per month during said period.”

Megan Mahoney, who played basketball for St. Peter's Girls High School from which she graduated in 2007, was the starting point guard for Wagner College when she returned to her high school in February 2011 to support the failed bid to keep the school open. (Photo Credit: Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores)
Megan Mahoney, who played basketball for St. Peter’s Girls High School from which she graduated in 2007, was the starting point guard for Wagner College when she returned to her high school in February 2011 to support the failed bid to keep the school open. (Photo Credit: Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores)

In January, Mahoney resigned from Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, where she taught gym and was an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.

Investigators said at some of the encounters happened on school grounds. In August, the victim told the New York Post that the illicit relationship began shortly after Mahoney allegedly approached him in the gym and offered to coach him in basketball.

“We would just drive around and [do it] in the car,” the boy, whose name was withheld, told the newspaper.

Richard Postiglione, the Moore’s athletic director, was also investigated for allegedly failing to report sex abuse accusations against Mahoney and another female teacher at the school.

Before she was a coach, Mahoney was also a student athlete, playing basketball for Fordham University and Wagner College.

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