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Ex-teacher who raped student back in custody

Cara Dickey now at Albion Correctional Facility
Posted at 1:35 PM, Jul 22, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cara Dickey, the former South Buffalo Charter School teacher convicted of raping a student, is back in custody.

On Monday, she was taken back to the Erie County Holding Center on a parole violation. But 7 Eyewitness News has learned she was transported to the Albion Correctional Facility.

In an email to our newsroom from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision saying Dickey "violated one of the conditions of her parole."

The statement says Dickey has been incarcerated since June 18, 2019. DCCS also noted her parole was revoked on July 17 by an Administrative Law Judge and she he was sentenced to serve a 90 day sanction at an alternate treatment program.

Dickey has a history of violating her parole.

41-year-old Dickey was first convicted in March 2009 of second-degree rape for having sex the previous year with a 14-year-old boy. She was released in August 2014 but was arrested again for a parole violation. She was then released in November of 2016.

In May of 2018, she was taken into custody again for a parole violation, she was just released in June for this past violation.

Dickey, a mother of three children, is now a registered sex offender, was originally set to remain on parole until 2020. It is unclear how these new developments will change her parole status.