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Bronx teacher accused of raping 10-year-old due in court

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Disgraced Bronx teacher Anthony Criscuolo is due in court Monday to answer charges that he raped a 10-year-old student.

Criscuolo is charged with first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault against a child. He is being held on bail of $500,000.

40-year-old Criscuolo was a special education teacher at PS 386 in the Bronx and had a clean record until his arrest just last week.

According to authorities, Criscuolo was arrested after the 10-year-old girl’s mother discovered sexually explicit emails between her daughter and the teacher.

Criscuolo reportedly raped the student in his car after coaxing her parents into believing that he was escorting their daughter to an academic awards ceremony.

The teacher sent an email to the 10-year-old student, just a day after the alleged rape, containing an apology and a profession of his feelings for the girl. The Daily News reports that the email he sent said things such as, “I was too rough,” and “… How did it feel for you?”

The disturbing allegations has many, including the victim’s parents and community members outraged.

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2 Comments to “Bronx teacher accused of raping 10-year-old due in court”

    trial follower said:
    June 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    What happened to innocent til proven guilty? Hate with an ALLEGED motive is not a verdict ! If this guy did exactly what the media has published and written then so be it , he deserves to pay the punishment.

    So far we really have nothing besides what he has been accused of, the accusations are rape, emails sent, he was seen dancing close to the ALLEGED VICTIM, he gave expensive gifts etc.

    Do you all see something wrong with this picture? fist of all DNA will prove if the girl was in fact in the car.. This will be the only DNA that would actually prove he is guilty of the crime.

    Dancing close with the girl- Hello? if this happened a couple of month ago and "THEY" say they saw, why is this coming out now? and a Valentines Dance? so the other teachers did not find it weird? so they were blind?

    Emails- How do we know those emails actually came from his computer?

    Expensive gifts- This girl would go home with these gifts and parents don't question it?

    He picked her up for the awards- Again we do not have any proof except for the parents say so.

    Nothing against the parents, but what parent allows a child to except gifts without questioning it, what parent does not follow up with suspicious activity and then allow their child to go to an "award ceremony" alone and best of all not attend their child ceremony hoax or not !
    I know who, irresponsible parents that gave no care for their child. NOW they want the school system to change ?

    I believe their guilt of non caring irresponsible parents are causing them to make such accusations at the school system.
    We don't learn from mistakes, I see people saying how this man looks and crucify him for his looks. My question is this, How does a criminal have to look? we have seen over and over again a pretty face being a serial killer , The ignorance in this world is an outrage !

    Of course if this little girl was raped, this man will pay for all of her suffering. People you don't know the facts/proof yet so stop the hate because this story just does not make sense. something very twisted about this case and not everything adds up. I find it hard to believe that complains to the principal were ignored numerous times. My other question is, Had there really been complains?

    My suggestion is choose your words wisely before we accuse someone without crucial evidence.

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