Teacher accused in Mt. Sinai rape pleads guilty

The East Setauket gym teacher accused of raping a Mount Sinai bartender in February pleaded guilty to all charges Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Michael Wachholder viciously beat and raped the woman at Secrets Lounge in February.

Wachholder was a gym teacher at Arrowhead Elementary School at the time. The district attorney is recommending 25 years behind bars.

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