Monroe #1 BOCES employee charged with criminal sex act

Updated: 01/06/2014 5:36 PM
Created: 01/06/2014 3:51 PM WHEC.com

A Monroe #1 BOCES employee is facing charges after sheriff's deputies say she engaged in criminal sex acts with a 15-year-old student.

Rachel Santora, 31, of Brighton, is charged with second-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of child.

Sheriff's deputies say Santora engaged in criminal sex acts with a 15-year-old male student last summer while she was employed as a teacher at the Rush-Henrietta School District. Sheriff's deputies say the incidents occurred at Santora's home on Brooklawn Drive residence where she was tutoring the student.

Santora is currently employed with Monroe #1 BOCES. She was sent to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Rush_Henrietta Statement: "This morning, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office informed us of the arrest of a former employee, Rachel Santora. Ms. Santora was a teacher in Rush-Henrietta from September 2009 until June 2013, when she resigned. The district will assist the Monroe County Sheriff's Office fully as it investigates these allegations. Because this is a personnel matter, state law precludes us from providing further public comment."