An employee at a Maspeth school for special education children has been charged for engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old student, according to officials.
The accused woman, 39-year-old Clara Somodi, was arrested about 1 a.m. Thursday and charged with rape, a criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. The sexual acts didn’t occur on school grounds, according to cops.
Somodi has been a paraprofessional at the Walter Reed School, which serves special education students in K-8, for 10 years, a Department of Education (DOE) spokesperson said. She was immediately suspended without pay.
The student is being provided with counseling, according to the DOE spokesperson.