Yes, a Three Village School District schoolteacher with a criminal record was arrested and charged with the brutal beating and rape of a Mount Sinai bartender.
His name is Michael J. Wachholder, he is 30 and he was a physical education teacher. Michael was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree aggravated sexual abuse and second-degree assault.
Wachholder was arrested by Sixth Squad detectives while on his way to work at Arrowhead School from his home in Rocky Point. He was to be arraigned today in First District Court, Central Islip.
In the earliest report of the attack, police said two men entered the bar about 3:30 p.m., and after ordering drinks and engaging the bartender in conversation, struck her from behind on the head and face, knocked her to the floor and sexually assaulted her.