A High School teacher has been charged with rape after allegedly filming herself having sex with an underage student. Tara Driscoll, 33, of Bayshore, Long Island, was arrested after police obtained a copy of the video film showing her performing sex acts on the 16-year-old boy.
Police said the boy, a student at Campus Magnet High School in Cambria Heights, Queens, confessed to having sex with Driscoll after being confronted by his mother. Investigators said Driscoll, who teaches law and government, picked up the underage boy and drove him to the Capri Motel on Long Island, New York, where they had sex.
Police said she filmed their encounter and they have seized the tape. The teen confessed to his mother that he had slept with the teacher and she called police. The age of consent in New York is 17.
Driscoll was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act. She has been a teacher with the school for five years and was re-assigned from classroom duties after the allegations first surfaced in May.
An order of protection has been issued for the boy. Defence attorney Virginia Lopreto declined comment. Prosecutors allege Driscoll has a history of alcohol abuse and was recently in rehab.