Teach, Teens Shared Sex & Booze, Says DA

By GREG WILSON - Staff Writer Daily News
August 22, 2000

A female high school teacher lured students to her home, plied them with booze and held kinky sexual romps, authorities charged yesterday.

The alleged sexcapades lasted for almost 10 months and became the talk of the Westchester school until officials got wind of the goings-on and called police, they said.

Marci Stein, 28, of Buchanan, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of sodomy, rape and sexual abuse for the incidents, which allegedly took place between April 1999 and last January at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose and at Stein's home.

Stein, who taught special education, had been at the school for two years. Sources said her husband is an agent with the U.S. Marshals Service.

Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro said Stein engaged in one-on-one incidents with three students, all from 14 to 16 years old. The encounters began with mutual touching and fondling at the school.

On several occasions, Stein brought each student back to her home, where she supplied alcohol, Pirro said.

Because of the students' ages, the incidents are considered statutory rape.

"We are more accustomed to hearing about a male teacher fondling or sexually abusing a female student, and it is certainly unusual to hear about a female teacher having intercourse with male students," Pirro said. "It is a sad commentary when we send out kids to school and they end up being sexually abused."

She said the investigation included interviews with the alleged victims and their parents.

Authorities said Stein resigned March 31.

Stein, who was released without bail, could not be reached for comment. Her father, reached by telephone, said neither he nor his daughter would comment.

Her attorney, George Fufidio, of White Plains, was out of town. His partner, Robert Mancuso, said Stein is innocent: "The allegations are untrue, and we will aggressively defend against these charges."

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