THE BRONX (PIX11) – A Bronx elementary school teacher has been arrested for the alleged rape of his 10-year-old student.
Anthony Criscuolo, 40, teaches at P.S. 386 in University Heights and has been charged with second-degree rape, because the victim is under age of 15.
Police say the mother of the 10-year-old girl found provocative emails between Criscuolo and her daughter.
The girl told police that Criscuolo had touched and kissed her.
According to ABC, the girl also told police that Criscuolo had sent home an official school letter including the school’s letterhead stating that the she had received an award and insisted he take the student to the ceremony. Instead, he took the girl to the parking lot of another school, P.S. 196, and allegedly raped her in his car.
DOE officials say Criscuolo has been removed from the school and has no contact with students. However, due to teacher tenure rules, the department has not been able to officially terminate his employment.