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Former Religion Teacher At White Plains School Accused Of Having Sex With Student

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A former teacher at a Catholic school in White Plains is under arrest for allegedly having sex with a teenage student, prosecutors said.

Between June 11 and July 14, prosecutors said Amanda Iles, 27, engaged in sexual encounters with a boy who was then 14. The boy was a student at Archbishop Stepinac High School where Iles taught religion, prosecutors said.

The victim's parents became aware of the alleged encounters and contacted police.

Iles has been living in California, but returned and surrendered to authorities in Eastchester, 1010 WINS reported.

She was arraigned on two counts of second-degree rape Wednesday. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

"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," District Attorney Janet DiFiore said in a statement.

Bail was set at $75,000 bond or $25,000 cash.

Iles is due back in court in December.

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