Monday, February 06, 2006

Another Sex Crazy Teacher...Well Psychologist

The woman accused of having sex with her then 16-year-old male neighbor in Mattituck pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in Southold yesterday, police said.

She was being held in the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead on $10,000 bail, and Judge William Price set her next court date for Friday, police said.

Diane DeMartini-Scully, 45, a school psychologist with the East Hampton school district, was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act for two alleged encounters with her former neighbor in May 2005.

DeMartini-Scully had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the boy on a number of occasions in her home in Mattituck and in her car, according to Southold Det. Steve Harned.

Messages left at the home of DeMartini-Scully and her husband were not returned.

Police said that after the boy moved to Jacksonville, N.C., with his mother, DeMartini-Scully also allegedly paid a secret visit to the boy, now 17, in his new town. There, police and the boy's mother allege that DeMartini-Scully gave alcohol and marijuana to the boy and his younger sister, 12.

In October, DeMartini-Scully was arraigned and released on $20,000 bail in Onslow County, N.C., on charges that included kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

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