Rape charges dropped against Shrub Oak couple
Two suspects originally charged with raping a teenage baby sitter in Yorktown have been cleared of the most serious charges.
Frederick Portella, a Westchester County corrections officer, and Michelle Mace were charged last May with third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
They were accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl baby-sitting Mace's children inside her Shrub Oak home.
The rape charges have now been dropped. Portella and Mace pleaded guilty only to harassment, a violation that carries no permanent criminal record.
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