WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The hearing to determine former Chappaqua Central School District drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel sex offender level will reportedly take place behind closed doors.
Schraufnagel served as a drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School from 2003 until his resignation in 2015. He was accused of having sexual contact with three high school students over a four-year span and several others have come forward since.
Schaufnagel was officially sentenced to three years probation in New Castle Town Court in May for allegedly sexually abusing teenage students, though there are still several civil lawsuits pending against him.
According to a Fios1 report, Schraufnagel was due back in court on Thursday to designate him as a sexual offender, though the judge agreed to the defense’s request to make the arguments in writing and submit them at a later date.
Criminal allegations against Schraufnagel included acts of oral sex with a 15-year-old student and unspecified sexual contact and conversations with another. He was also accused of asking a student to kiss a group of classmates for a photo slideshow. Several other students came forward with civil lawsuits after the initial claims against the former educator.
Allegations against Schraufnagel came to light in June 2015 and he resigned the following September. Schraufnagel was levied with criminal sex-abuse charged in October that year.
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