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Former teacher indicted on charges he raped girl in New York

A former teacher at Bay Point Middle School who was acquitted of molesting one of his students in the mid 1990s has been indicted on rape and sexual abuse charges in New York.

A grand jury in Franklin County indicted Michael J. Scaringe Jr., 61, on one count of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of child endangerment, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Scaringe, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., was arrested by New York State Police on New Year's Day and charged with first-degree rape of a 13-year-old girl who frequented a youth center Scaringe led.

Scaringe is a former teacher at the Canterbury School of Florida and Bay Point Middle, both in St. Petersburg.

In 1995, a 14-year-old Bay Point student accused him of fondling her breasts and buttocks, rubbing his crotch against her and trying to kiss her. He was acquitted by a jury.

That student, now 29, told family members after Scaringe's January arrest that she finally felt vindicated.

The St. Petersburg Times then located a former Canterbury student who said she, too, had been molested by Scaringe in 1993 during a piano lesson in his classroom.

Former teacher indicted on charges he raped girl in New York 06/08/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:25pm]
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