A former Orange County teacher's aide has been found guilty of two counts of rape and other sexual offenses against a teen boy, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.
Mary Thompson, 46, of Montgomery, was convicted Monday after a bench trial before Orange County Court Judge William DeProspo, of two counts of rape, two counts of criminal sexual act, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, for having sexual intercourse twice with a boy who was under seventeen, said the DA's office.
Thompson had been employed as a teacher’s aide at the time of crimes, although her dealings with the child were not alleged to have been related to her employment.
During the trial, prosecutors argued that on February 17, 2017, and again on February 20, 2017, Thompson had taken the boy to a motel room where they spent the night and engaged in sex.
Thompson was remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail following the verdict. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, and faces up to seven years in state prison for each of the felony counts, the DA said.
“The court’s verdict that this defendant twice engaged in sexual intercourse with a child of less than seventeen was clearly supported by evidence,” said Hoovler. “This defendant took advantage of a teenager, and knowingly acted in a manner that she knew would be injurious to his mental and moral welfare. It is disturbing that someone who committed these crimes was a teacher’s aide at the time. I commend the New York State Police for their thorough investigation of this case and their assistance at the trial.”
Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Milza and Assistant District Attorney Eric Parker prosecuted the case.
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