(Buffalo, New York)
Convicted sex offender Cara Dickey is on the run and parole officers suspect she has a new victim.Police seek information on Dickey's whereabouts. Call 716-867-6161 to report. A $1,000 reward is being offered.
The former South Buffalo Charter School teacher, who confessed to having a sexual relationship and suicide pact with a 14-year-old student in 2009, removed her electronic ankle bracelet, and disappeared sometime Wednesday.
Not long ago, parole received information that Dickey is involved with another underage boy. Dickey had been out on parole since February 29, 2012, and living in the Back to Basics Ministries' halfway house in Buffalo. Until now, she had never violated her parole.
[Previous 4/23/09 post]
(Buffalo, New York) Yesterday, 30-year-old mother of three and former teacher, Cara Dickey, was sentenced to four years in prison for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy.
The 30 year old had already confessed to sleeping with one of her students, twice.An emotional Dickey said she was sorry.
Police say she gave the 14-year-old rum, tylenol and nyquil as part of a suicide pact.
The victim's father, with tears rolling down his face and barely able to speak, told the Judge the former teacher has caused his family devastating pain.
The victim's father said, "You know cara, you're a very selfish person, okay, what you did to our child. You do understand that?" (sic all)
NY Teacher Guilty of Raping Boy - Updated
[Previous 3/4/09 post]
(Buffalo, New York) Earlier today, 30-year-old former teacher at South Buffalo Charter School, Cara Dickey, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape in front of State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski.
As a result, Dickey faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced on April 22, 2009.
The judge says she'll spend up to five-years in jail. She must surrender her teaching certificate and register as a sex offender.Dickey's voice quivered as she admitted to engaging in sex with the 14-year-old.
The victim's biological mother was in the courtroom.
An attorney for the family says there is pending civil litigation against Cara Dickey and South Buffalo Charter School.
NY Teacher Too Close to 8th-Grade Boy
[Previous 6/18/08 post]
(Buffalo, New York) A 28-year-old teacher at South Buffalo Charter School, Cara Dickey, has been accused of an inappropriate relationship with an eighth-grade boy.
Interestingly, only weeks ago Dickey was given a strong warning by school administrator Dr. Cedric Ellis to stay away from the boy.
But on Monday the two were allegedly caught texting each other with their cell phones. The school confiscated the boys phone and notified his father.Police interviewed and released Dickey. Expect more on this story.
"The contents of those messages have been turned over to the police by the student's father. They represent inappropriate expressions of affection between an adult teacher and a middle-school student." said Ellis.
Dickey was escorted off campus at 10:45 AM. A few hours later the boy left school without permission and the two vanished for 24 hours. The boy was found at the Mckinley Mall safe and unharmed. Dickey was found in her car in Springville.
For now, no-one is saying the 2 were together over night. "We worked closely with the student's parents and family last night into the wee hours. He has other siblings at our school and we are relieved they they've all been reunited. We have been in frequent contact with the teachers family as well."
Cara Dickey, now identified as 30 years old, surrendered to police yesterday morning and was arraigned in the afternoon. The married mother-of-three is charged with two felonies, one in which she allegedly had a suicide pact with the 14-year-old.
She was charged with the two felonies, unlawful imprisonment and promoting a suicide attempt, and two misdemeanors, including endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest papers say the two had made a suicide agreement.Defense attorney Daniel Chiacchia said Dickey had sought psychological treatment before her arrest.
She was expected to post $5,000 bail and be released.
City Court Judge John Flynn told Dickey that she is to have no contact with the 14-year-old student.
If she's contemplating suicide, she needs psychological help.