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Teacher's aide arrested for raping student

Walter Reed School, P.S. 9, in Maspeth, Queens.

Walter Reed School, P.S. 9, in Maspeth, Queens. Teacher's aide Clara Somodi has been charged her with rape, criminal sex acts and endangering the welfare of a child. Photo Credit: Google

A Queens teaching assistant is is facing charges for allegedly raping a 14-year-old student, police said Thursday.

Clara Somodi, 39, of Queens, had been a paraprofessional at the Walter Reed School, P.S. 9, in Maspeth for 10 years, Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said. Police say they arrested Somodi at 1 a.m. Thursday in Forest Hills and charged her with rape, criminal sex acts and endangering the welfare of a child. The schools department says Somodi is suspended, and the student is in counseling.

"If the allegation is true," Feinberg said, "it would be extremely disturbing.

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