Tom Crapanzano, of Stony Point, accused of sending sexually suggestive texts to Little League player

The boy’s father met with the Rockland County District Attorney Tuesday and pushed for criminal charges.

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NEW CITY - Stony Point Little League coach Tom Crapanzano is accused of sending sexually suggestive text messages to one of his players.

Crapanzano has already been fired from his job, but the father of the 16-year-old player isn't satisfied. He met with Rockland County District Attorney Tom Zugibe Tuesday and pushed for criminal charges.

Tom DeFrancesco says the coach started sending the inappropriate messages to his son back in 2011, and more followed this year. DeFrancesco initially met with Zugibe a few months ago, who said there wasn't enough evidence to press charges.

DeFrancesco took matters into his own hands last week and discussed the circumstances surrounding the coach and his son at a Little League meeting. Crapanzano was terminated following the meeting.

Zugibe confirms as of now that no formal charges have been filed against the coach. He does however tell News 12 that certain additional information has developed that may be relevant, and says his office will continue to investigate and evaluate any new evidence disclosed.
 

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