By PAUL THOMPSON
A teenager who was pursued by school librarian for sex had her arrested after setting her up in a police sting operation. Marisa Anton arrived at the 16-year-old's home expecting to sleep with the teen after exchanging explicit text messages saying what she wanted to do. But when the 33-year-old called at the house she was met by police officers who were lying in wait. Police said Anton burst into tears as she was told she was being arrested.
New details about the arrest of Anton emerged as she awaits sentencing on endangering the welfare of a child. Statements obtained under the freedom of information act by the Journal News revealed that Anton once showed up at the teen's home, pushed him on to his bed and asked him "is this what you want" as she pulled down his trousers. Anton later texted the teen two photos of her bare breasts and begged him to visit her for sex.
Recalling the incident the boy said: 'I thought she wanted to give me oral sex and maybe have intercourse. I didn’t want to so I pushed her off me.' The teen was so concerned about being chased by Anton he went to police who were lying in wait when she next showed up at his house. Investigators say an investigation was launched on May 27th after a student reported that he had been engaging in sexually explicit text messages and emails with Anton, who worked as a librarian at New Rochelle High School in New York.
The student told detectives that he was happy in flirting with Anton at first, but that he became increasingly concerned about the relationship as it progressed. '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,' the victim stated in court documents. 'We then started texting with each other. The conversations and texts became more intense and sexual in nature.' In April, Anton offered to pick the student up and bring him to her house for sex, however, the student stated that he never went because he was too nervous.
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 last year went too far. They show that Anton urged him to delete text and email 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 emailed 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.'
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.' After the teen failed to take Anton up on her offer to have sex she stormed out of his home. 'She seemed very offended and left immediately,' the student told police 'Later that day she texted me and told me she wasn't offended.'
After a cooling off period of a few weeks, Anton sent the student two pictures of her breasts. 'She told me she wanted to see me,' the student continued. 'I told her that 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.' The student agreed to have sex at his house on May 30, telling Anton to buy condoms before arriving.