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Ex-Teacher at Prestigious NY School Sentenced in Sex Abuse Cases

What to Know

  • A former drama teacher at the prestigious Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua has been sentenced for years of sex contact with students
  • Christopher Schraufnagel will serve three years of probation with sex offender conditions
  • He previously pleaded guilty to child endangerment and sexual abuse

The former drama teacher who admitted to sexual contact with students at the prestigious Westchester high school where he taught will serve three years of probation and be required to register as a sex offender. 

Christopher Schraufnagel, 42, pleaded guilty in August to misdemeanor sexual contact with two Horace Greeley High School students and to endangering the welfare of a third between May 2011 and June 2015.

He was sentenced in New Castle Town Court in New York Tuesday. Serving probation with sex offender conditions means he'll face work and residency restrictions. He was also required to give up his New York state teaching license. 

Because Schraufnagel is living in New Jersey, probation supervision will be transferred to that state.

A sex offender registration hearing for Schraufnagel is scheduled for July 12.

David Engelsher, a lawyer representing the families Schraufnagel abused, said in a statement, "There's no closure here. This was closure for the defendant. This was not closure for my clients. The hurt, the pain, the damage this man caused is permanent for the kids that I represent." 

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