Authorities add rape charges against US student accused of killing teacher

A 14-year-old student in the US state of Massachusetts accused of killing his teacher has now also been charged with raping her.

Philip Chism has been held since shortly after the October 22 killing of Colleen Ritzer - a maths teacher at a local senior school.

Chism allegedly murdered the 24-year-old in the school, and then dumped her body in the woods nearby, where it was later found.

He has already been indicted on charges of murder, but now authorities have added charges of aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery.

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