Former teacher at Westchester Catholic school accused of raping student

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A former teacher at a Westchester Catholic high school is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Amanda Iles, 27, was a teacher at Archbishop Stepinac High School, an all-boys school in White Plains.

According to authorities, the boy’s parents discovered he was having an inappropriate relationship with Illes and contacted Yonkers police. Illes and the boy allegedly had several sexual encounters between June 11 and July 14 of 2013.

Illes moved back to California recently but returned to New York to surrender to Eastchester police Wednesday morning.

“As a teacher, this defendant was in a position of trust and authority. In becoming involved with a student incapable of consent, she abused that privilege. Multi-jurisdictional detective work by police quickly led to the identification and arrest of the defendant,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore in a statement.

Illes has been charged with two counts of second degree rape and is being held on $75,000 bond.

She faces seven years in state prison if convicted.


  • david clohessy

    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 (

  • SNAPJudy

    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.,
    "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.

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