Shrub Oak couple accused of raping baby sitter
A Westchester County corrections officer and his girlfriend are both out on bail after being arrested for allegedly raping their 15-year-old baby sitter.
Frederick Portella, 44, and Michelle Mace, 33, are facing charges of third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child following the alleged incident at their Shrub Oak home in May.
Police emphasize that the incident involving the baby sitter was not forcible. They say the rape charge stems from the fact that the teenager was too young to give her consent to the sexual acts.
Portella was suspended from his job with pay until the investigation is completed. He and Mace are due back in court July 6.
Police probe alleged Shrub Oak baby sitter rape