|Catholic School Principal Caught in Gay Tryst
Gabriel Dejesus Back at Work at Sacred Heart School for the Arts on Monday; N.Y. Archdiocese Investigating
By Jeff Capellini & Lee Kushnir
July 15, 2008
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — A Westchester County Catholic school principal is in serious trouble after he was arrested for allegedly going on a naked sexual romp with two other men in the backyard of a vacant home in the Orchard Hill section of town on Sunday.
Gabriel De Jesus, 41, of Ossining told police he was the principal of Sacred Heart School for the Arts, a Catholic elementary school at 71 Sharpe Blvd. in Mount Vernon.
DeJesus was still running the elementary school Monday when he was reached for comment. He would only said he made a mistake.
Authorities said DeJesus, Francesco Autera, 31, of Thornwood and another man met online. The trio allegedly picked the backyard of a vacant Abbeyville Lane home to conduct their group sex. An alert neighbor called 911 after noticing something suspicious.
"Two men got out and met a third person on the side of my house and they went on that property and that's when I called 911," neighbor Rich Pacheco said.
Police found DeJesus and Autera naked and arrested both. They are charged with misdemeanor trespassing, public lewdness and disorderly conduct. The third man ran naked down the street before he could be apprehended, according to police.
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