Boces Tutor at Bishop Kearney High School Charged with Sexual Abuse

By Linda Quinlan
March 18, 2009

Irondequoit, N.Y. — Irondequoit police have a high school tutor in custody following an investigation that got under- way earlier this week.

Lisa K. Marshall, 37, of Lakebreeze Park, Irondequoit, has been charged today with one court of third-degree sexual abuse and three counts of endangering the welfare of child. She is being held in the Irondequoit Police Department lockup, awaiting arraignment late this afternoon or early evening in Irondequoit Town Court.

Donna Dedee, president of Bishop Kearney High School, said Marshall has been an employee of Monroe No. 1 BOCES and assigned to Bishop Kearney High School, in the special education area, for two years.

The Irondequoit Police Department’s Sgt. Barry VanNostrand, supervisor of the criminal investigation unit, said police were alerted to a possible concern by someone who overheard a conversation and were also notified by BOCES.

Dedee said Kearney Principal Julie Locey was first given information about possible inappropriate conduct by Marshall. She said that Locey then immediately contacted BOCES and said they no longer wanted Marshall at Kearney, then realized that police should be brought in.

Dedee said it’s her understanding that Marshall lost her position with BOCES yesterday.

Police are alleging that in three separate incidences between Jan. 31 and March 6, Marshall engaged in questionable behavior with teens.

She is being charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and the sexual abuse count for allegedly intentionally fondling a 15-year-old male teen she had picked up with a teen girl and taken to her Irondequoit home for lunch and to “hang out” sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7.

Marshall also faces another endangering the welfare of a child charge for allegedly propositioning a 15-year-old male student while at her home Feb. 7. Police allege that she requested that the teen have sexual relations with her.

VanNostrand said that Marshall was not tutoring the student at the time of the Feb. 7 incident, but had at other times. He said that police believe Marshall picked up the teen and brought him to her home to help her create a MySpace page on the Internet.

Marshall is facing the third endangering the welfare of a child charge for allegedly showing two female students a text message of a graphic sexual nature that was on her cell phone. Police say this incident happened sometime between Feb. 23 and March 6, and occurred at Bishop Kearney, while Marshall was working as a tutor.

Calling the matter “disappointing” and “disturbing,” Dedee said there’s “a sense of deep concern in the whole Bishop Kearney community” regarding the incidents.

“The safety and well-being of our students is first and foremost, every day,” Dedee said, adding that she wants to assure parents that their children are safe at Kearney.

There are five full-time BOCES tutors, of which Marshall was one, at Kearney on a regular basis, Dedee said, and two who rotate in on a part-time basis. Kearney currently has 600 students enrolled in grades 7 to 12.

VanNostrand said that at this time, there has been no other information that has come to light that would lead investigators to believe that there are additional victims.

He said that in the course of the investigation, conducted by the police department’s Investigator Steve Rosenbaum, they had the full cooperation of BOCES and Kearney officials.

VanNostrand said that each of the four charges is a misdemeanor. If convicted, Marshall could face up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.


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