Friday, April 25, 2014

Case Study No. 1391: Marisa Anton

New Rochelle High Librarian busted in Sex Sting .m4v
Amy Lauren Reports for News 12
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[scene opens with a female news anchor speaking directly to the camera, as "Librarian Arrest" appears on screen]
SUZANNE COLUCCI: A school librarian from Yonkers is under arrest tonight. Police say she tried to seduce a sixteen-year-old student in New Rochelle, sending explicit emails, and wound up busted when she showed up at his home. News Twelve's Amy Lauren has that story.
[cut to a female student being interviewed outside of New Rochelle High School, as "Rachael Mejias, Student" appears on screen]
RACHAEL MEJIAS: She was actually really nice. Like, she never really seemed like the type of person to do anything.
[cut to a photograph of the librarian]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] "She didn't seem like the type" is what we kept hearing from students at New Rochelle High School about their librarian.
["Librarian Sex Arrest, New Rochelle High School" appears on screen, then cut to a group of male students being interviewed]
MALE STUDENT 1: And she was engaged too, to get married, so I mean--
MALE STUDENT 2: She always walked around with a big ring on her finger.
MALE STUDENT 3: Yeah, she always had it.
MALE STUDENT 2: So, it was surprising.
[cut to another photograph of the librarian (wearing a pirate's hat)]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] But thirty-three-year old Marisa Anton of Yonkers, seen dressed as a pirate in this Twitter pic, spent months pursuing sex with one of her sixteen-year-old students, according to police. Sending him lewd, crude sex emails and texts, and that's not all.
[cut to a male police offer being interviewed, as "Capt. Joseph Schaller, New Rochelle Police Department" appears on screen]
JOSEPH SCHALLER: They were verbal and, uh ... photographic communications.
AMY LAUREN: Photographs of her?
JOSEPH SCHALLER: Uh, we believe they were. But, uh ... They were photographs of, y'know, various parts of a female anatomy.
[cut to footage outside of the New Rochelle police station]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] That is, until Memorial Day weekend, when they boy went to police for help, showing them the dirty emails and texts.
[cut to the female reporter ("Amy Lauren, News 12 Westchester") standing outside of the station, speaking directly to the camera]
AMY LAUREN: Anton reportedly showed up at the student's house on Wednesday, thinking she was gonna get some action. Instead, she was taken away in handcuffs.
[cut to the reporter standing in front of an apartment door, ringing the doorbell]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] No one answered the door at Anton's Yonkers apartment on Winchester Avenue, but her neighbor was stunned by the news.
[cut to the reporter standing in front of another apartment, sticking her microphone in the face of an elderly woman who had answered the door]
NEIGHBOR: I-I can't believe it. I can't believe it.
[cut to a mugshot of a bald man]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] Just last week, police busted this electrician, Patrick Clark, who works for the New Rochelle school district.
[cut to more footage outside of New Rochelle High School]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] He's accused of having sexual conversations online with an undercover cop who he thought was a fifteen-year-old girl. And this week, several more teachers arrested across New York in similar incidents. Students say it all makes them uncomfortable.
[cut back to the female student being interviewed]
RACHAEL MEJIAS: It's just gross! Like, why does that even happen?
[cut to more footage outside of New Rochelle High School]
AMY LAUREN: [in voice over] In New Rochelle, Amy Lauren, News Twelve.
[cut back to the female news anchor speaking directly to the camera]
SUZANNE COLUCCI: Well, the school district has suspended Anton from her job. She is now facing a felony charge.



New Rochelle librarian, Marisa Anton, sentenced on sex charges

Originally published: February 26, 2013 8:54 AM
Updated: February 27, 2013 10:54 AM

NEW ROCHELLE - A former New Rochelle school librarian has avoided jail time in her child sex case.

Marisa Anton, of Yonkers, was sentenced to three years probation and lost her teaching license after pleading guilty to trying to seduce a 16-year-old student.

Anton was arrested last year for allegedly showing up at the boy's home with condoms. Prosecutors say she also sent sexually explicit pictures, texts and emails to the teen.

Anton pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child in December 2011.



N.Y. teen turns in librarian whose flirting went too far
Lee Higgins, The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News 4:18 p.m. EST January 22, 2013

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Details are emerging in the case of a 16-year-old boy who was concerned that months of teasing by a high school librarian was getting out of control and turned his suitor in to police.

After several months of verbal and text-message exchanges between the pair, Marisa Anton, 33, reportedly showed up at the student's home in April, pushed him onto his bed and asked "Is this what you want?" as she started to pull down his sweatpants.

"I thought she wanted to give me oral sex and maybe have intercourse," the teen told police in a sworn statement. "I didn't want to, so I pushed her off me."

Anton later texted him two pictures of her breasts before begging to come over again. Concerned this was all getting out of control, the boy went to police, who arrested her the next time she showed up at his house, in May.

The librarian, who, the boy said, had a fiance, resigned in August and pleaded guilty last month to endangering the welfare of a child. She is expected to be sentenced Feb. 26 to three years' probation.

Eight pages of city police records obtained by The Journal News under the state Freedom of Information Law show how the teen became increasingly concerned after his flirting with Anton during the spring of 2012 went too far. She urged him to delete text and e-mail correspondence with her, the teen told police.

"She was concerned that she would get in trouble if anyone ever found out what was going on," the teen said. "At one point, she e-mailed me penal codes of possible crimes she could be charged with. She also sent me a link to a website where there was an article about a teacher that was arrested for having sex with a student."

The teen told police he met her in the school's library and they started sending sexually charged e-mails to each other, some of which he sent to her work e-mail address.

"At first, I was just kind of playing around with her and wanted to see how far I could take it, but she seemed to be very interested in actually having sex," he told police. "We then started texting with each other. The conversations and texts became more intense and sexual in nature."

In April, the two made plans to meet away from school and have sex, the teen told police, and Anton invited him to her home.

"She offered several times to come to my house and pick me up and bring me to her home," the statement says. "I never went because I was too nervous."

One afternoon in late April, hours before the teen's mother was to return home, Anton visited his house after he invited her. He got into her car for almost a half-hour and she gave him a back massage, which she continued inside his home. After he rejected her bedroom advances, he told police, "she seemed very offended and left immediately. Later on that day, she texted me and told me she wasn't offended."

Weeks later, she sent him "two pictures of her breasts" after he sent her a photograph of a penis that he downloaded from the Internet, he said in the statement. The teen told police that Anton kept asking to see him in late May and it made him nervous, prompting him to consult with a relative, and ultimately contact investigators.

"She told me she wanted to see me," he told police. "I told her I wasn't sure if I wanted to, but she kept asking. She said she was going to come to my house right then. I got nervous because she was talking about 'slaughtering' me. She told me she would not hurt me, but I felt the situation was getting out of hand."

Anton was arrested the afternoon of May 30 after the teen agreed to help police in a sting. He invited her to his house for sex and asked her to buy condoms, a police report said. When she rang the doorbell, an officer answered.

"Marisa appeared to be extremely nervous," the officer wrote in the report. "I asked her what she was doing at the house and she stated she was there to see a student. She was shaking and started to cry."

Police seized her iPhone and a CVS bag that contained condoms with a receipt, the report said. They later executed a search warrant at her home, seizing three computers. Police obtained surveillance video that they said showed her entering CVS and buying the condoms.

Anton declined to give a statement at police headquarters, asking to speak to a lawyer. In New York, the legal age of consent is 17.

Anton will not be required to register as a sex offender. Her lawyer, Michele Marianna Bonsignore, could not be reached for comment Thursday.



Marisa Anton, School Librarian, Faces 3 Years Probation After Failed Attempts To Have Sex With Student

The Huffington Post | By Andres Jauregui | Posted: 02/12/2013 3:30 pm EST

New details have emerged in the case of Marisa Anton, a former high school librarian in New Rochelle, N.Y., who pleaded guilty in January to endangering the welfare of a child after a police sting operation caught her looking for sex at a student's house last May.

As reported by CBS New York last year, the 33-year-old New Rochelle High School librarian exchanged sexually charged texts and emails with a 16-year-old male student for months before she was arrested.

However, police documents recently obtained by The Journal News' revealed startling details of encounters between Anton and the underage student. It now appears the police sting that busted the librarian wasn't the first time she had attempted to lure the student into sexual intercourse.

In one such encounter, Anton arranged to meet the minor at his house, then pushed him on a bed and began to pull down his pants. The student told police he refused because he was "nervous" and claimed Anton later sent him photos of her breasts and requested to meet again.

In the police report, the student said that he'd initially "wanted to see how far [he] could take" his flirting with Anton, but that things got increasingly intense. He said he'd felt threatened when Anton discussed sexually "slaughtering" him.

According to the New York Daily News, Anton is expected to be sentenced to three years probation later in February.

Although media outlets like the New York Daily News flaunted the sexual nature of Anton's misconduct, branding her a "naughty" librarian who "bombarded" the student with explicit photos and requests for intercourse, a police spokesman told Talk of the Sound, a New Rochelle, N.Y., blog, that "no sexual conduct occurred" between them.

However, Anton did try to cover her tracks. The student told police that she urged him to delete their correspondence, and that she sent him a link to a news story about a teacher who was arrested for having sex with a student.

According to NBC New York, Anton had worked in the school district since 2008, passed background checks and had no prior criminal record.

The Daily Freeman reported in June 2012 that Anton was initially charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor, a felony that could have resulted in a 7-year prison sentence.

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