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Ex-Buffalo teacher who raped boy pleads guilty to failing to register as sex offender

Cara Dickey, the former South Buffalo Charter School teacher convicted of rape in 2009 for having sex with a 14-year-old male student, has pleaded guilty, as charged, to failing to register as a sex offender, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

She faces a maximum prison sentence of four years when sentenced on June 6 by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski.

Federal authorities earlier this year caught Dickey near Chicago more than a month after she fled her halfway house on Bailey Avenue. She was on parole and required by law to register a change of address within 10 days but failed to do so, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

She was considered a fugitive because she allegedly removed an ankle bracelet that she was required to wear while she was on parole.

Authorities found her and the girlfriend she met behind bars in a motel room near Chicago.

She has been remanded pending sentencing.