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Athletic trainer accused of raping student gets home incarceration ahead of trial

An athletic trainer facing federal charges of child pornography and enticement has been released on bail.

Austin Pratt, who formerly contracted with the Geneseo Central School District, appeared in federal court Thursday. Under strong objection from prosecutors, a federal judge released him on bail.

Pratt has been placed under the strictest conditions possible and will be confined to his home. He will also be required to wear an ankle bracelet. Any violation, the judge said, would result in him being placed in jail immediately.

Prosecutors allege he raped a 14-year-old student at her home.

“He abused his position of power in the school district,” said prosecutor Melissa Marangola. “…the fact that he went to this victim’s home while she was home sick from school shows that he has a blatant disregard of judgement, and that’s incredibly concerning to the government.”

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