NEW PORT RICHEY – A Pasco County substitute teacher accused of having sex with a student initially was interested in having the teen date her daughter, according to documents released this morning.
Lisa Robyn Marinelli
Lisa Robyn Marinelli, 40, was arrested Monday.
Marinelli, who was a permanent substitute at Mitchell High School, started talking to the 17-year-old, telling him he was "on the list" of potential suitors for her 15-year-old daughter, according to a complaint affidavit released by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at a news conference Tuesday morning.
The teacher and student then spent more time together.
This is what happened, according to the complaint.
Mutual flirting occurred, and the boy was invited several times to Marinelli's house on 9824 Nicklaus Drive, and on one visit, Marinelli told him to leave the house and meet her down the street. There was no date provided for this meeting in the records.
They were in an unidentified car, and started kissing and fondling.
"This is bad," she said several times while kissing the 17-year-old.
Marinelli and the boy saw each other regularly after that.
Sometime later, in early January, the two met again at her home, where they had sex.
Deputies say there is no indication any sexual encounters between the two happened on any school grounds.
Today, the lead detective on the case, Michelle March, said the sheriff's office has text messages, cell-phone call documentation and a pair of the teacher's underwear as evidence.
According to documents released today, one of the text messages she sent the teenager on Feb. 27 read, "How about a quicky 2morrow afternoon." Another said, "You can meet me at home at 3. Real men only need 20 minutes. We will be alone cause there is a field trip."
Communication between Marinelli and the boy began in January when the boy was 16, records state. It was unclear how Marinelli met the boy.
March said the teenager told her he had sex with Marinelli at least 10 times from January through March. Most of the sexual encounters were in Marinelli's car at several locations in and around the Longleaf community, he said.
The boy's father called authorities after he saw his son "holding his pants together and putting them back in place" after exiting Marinelli's 2007 Chrysler 300 on Feb. 27, sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said.
The boy showed investigators several locations where he said he had sex with Marinelli in her vehicle, Doll said. Under Florida law, a 17-year-old cannot consent to sex with a person 24 or older.
A business address on Marinelli's arrest report is that of Mitchell High School on Little Road in New Port Richey. It was not immediately known whether Marinelli had worked at other schools in the county. She has no arrest record.
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Note from Gag:
I don't know what the big deal is. Obviously, she was just checking out the boy in advance for her daughter. What else is a concerned mother to do in 2008?