Maybe I am missing something but according to this, she was satisfying this boy’s special needs. Alexandra Culhane, 24, charged with felony rape and criminal sex act stemming from alleged encounter with special-needs boy in April 2016. It is alleged that she took a student from her class at Schenectady special needs school to the park, where she performed oral sex on the boy followed by having intercourse.
A teacher’s aide working at an upstate New York school for children with special needs has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student in a park.
Alexandra Culhane, 24, was taken into custody on Monday and charged with felony rape and criminal sex act stemming from a suspected sexual encounter with the teenage boy a year ago.
According to Prosecutor John Carson, Culhane, who worked at The School at Northeast in Schenectady, engaged in oral sex and sexual intercourse with the victim in early April 2016 in the city’s Central Park.
The allegations against Culhane first came to light last year, when some of her colleagues at the school learned of her alleged tryst with the 15-year-old and contacted the Schenectady Police Department, sparking a months-long investigation, according to the Albany Times-Union.
Carson said on Tuesday that evidence gathered by police and the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Disabilities suggests that Culhane met the victim while he was enrolled at the school.
The School at Northeast serves special-needs children in grades 6 through 12. It is operated by Northern Rivers Family of Services.
A representative of the company said Culhane had worked for them for about a year. She had been placed on administrative leave at the outset of the criminal investigation last year, and was fired in February 2017.