A fourth-grade teacher at a private Catholic school in South Buffalo was arraigned this week in Erie County Court on a sealed indictment accusing her of engaging in sexual contact with a former student.
Mary Rose Brady pleaded not guilty before Judge Sheila DiTullio and is free on bail. Brady was placed on administrative leave from Notre Dame Academy, according to a letter sent by Principal Kimberly Suminski to parents who have children attending the school.
According to the letter, published online by WGRZ-TV, the alleged sexual misconduct took place in 2009 and involved a former student.
The principal also told parents that the school had no prior knowledge of the conduct or the investigation prior to the indictment, and that the alleged conduct did not take place in the school.
Assistant District Attorney Rosanne Johnson, chief of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau, is prosecuting the case.
Notre Dame Academy, located on Abbott Road, serves students in pre-K through eighth grade. Brady’s name has been removed from the online list of faculty members.