Police: McQuaid Jesuit teacher won't face charges for having 'consensual' relationship with student

June 25, 2019 12:21 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A female teacher at McQuaid Jesuit High School will not face any criminal charges following an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship she had with a male student.

Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson says school administrators told him in May that the teacher allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student in 2016. 

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A criminal investigation revealed that their relationship was consensual, Henderson says. 

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office reviewed the results of the investigation and advised Brighton Police that based upon the student's age and the consensual nature of the relationship, no formal criminal charges could be filed. 

Brighton Police could not charge the teacher with endangering the welfare of a child because the statute of limitations has already expired.

School officials issued the following statement regarding the investigation:

"Upon receipt of the allegation, the Brighton Police Department conducted a thorough investigation, and we cooperated fully throughout its entirety. While we cannot comment on the specifics of the investigation, we can tell you that there was a credible finding of misconduct made by the Brighton Police Department on the part of the faculty member, and that she no longer works at McQuaid Jesuit. Inquiries with respect to the investigation should be directed to the Brighton Police Department."

Police do not believe there are more students involved. If anyone has information about this case or has information about any other students, they are asked to contact Sergeant Allison Laubacher at (585) 784-5131.   


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