Ex-New Rochelle school librarian admits to sexting with student

Marisa Anton, 34, of Yonkers, shown in this

Marisa Anton, 34, of Yonkers, shown in this May police photo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of endangering the welfare of a child after she propositioned a New Rochelle High School student, authorities said. Photo Credit: New Rochelle Police Department

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A former New Rochelle school librarian has admitted to sending sexually explicit pictures, text messages and emails to a teenager, authorities said.

Marisa Anton, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Westchester County Court in White Plains to one count of endangering the welfare of a child, the Westchester County district attorney's office said. She's agreed to serve three years probation under sex offender conditions, such as counseling, said Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the district attorney's office.

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She'll also be required to surrender her teacher's license as part of the agreement. Anton, of Yonkers, will be sentenced in February.

Anton was arrested in May after she appeared at the 16-year-old student's house for a sexual encounter, authorities said. The high school student alerted authorities after months of receiving the propositions, New Rochelle police said.

Anton, who passed a background check when she was hired in 2008, was suspended soon after her arrest. A message left Thursday for New Rochelle schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak was not immediately returned.

Her attorney, Michele Marianna Bonsignore, said Thursday that Anton was looking forward to putting the episode behind her as she moves on with her life.

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"It's fair to say that she's in shock," Bonsignore said. "The whole thing's been a horror show."


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