Marisa Anton, former librarian
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 fiancé, 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.