- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York prosecutors say a 24-year-old basketball coach was charged with rape and criminal sexual act after she had sexual encounters with student who was 16 at the time.

Megan Mahoney was arrested Monday and arraigned on the charges. She was released. Her attorney on Tuesday denied the accusations.

Mahoney was a coach and teacher at Moore Catholic High School on Staten Island and resigned in January. The criminal complaint says she had more than 30 had sexual encounters with the student from October 2013 until January.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York said the matter was being taken very seriously, and anyone with knowledge of this case should contact authorities. The board of trustees sent a letter home to parents saying the school was working with authorities.

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