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Judge Set To Rule On Former Chappaqua Teacher's Sex-Abuse Plea Deal

Christopher Schraufnagel
Christopher Schraufnagel Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- New Castle Town Justice Douglas Kraus will decide on Thursday morning whether to accept a plea deal entered by former Horace Greeley High School drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel in connection with his criminal sex-abuse case, according to a report from The Journal News/lohud.com.

The paper adds that Kraus will meet with Schraufnagel later that evening, which will be done as part of the town court's regular criminal session.

Schraufnagel, who worked at Greeley from 2003 to 2015, pleaded guilty in early August to three misdemeanor-level counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Of the counts, Schraufnagel admitted to two instances of them involving sexual contact with students, with the third involving non-sexual contact.

The deal, which was agreed to with the consent of the student accusers and the Westchester County District Attorney's office, calls for Schraufnagel to serve three years worth of probation and to submit to monitoring similar to that of a sex offender. However, the deal does not require Schraufnagel to formally register as a sex offender; Kraus expressed concern about this provision in a letter filed later in August.

The Journal News/lohud.com story can be read here.

Previous Daily Voice coverage regarding Schraufnagel can be read here.

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