Vermont Educator Accused of Sex with Male Student
accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old male student.
Fusco pleaded not guilty this week in Vermont Superior Court to repeated aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child under 16 she had care of, and lewd and lascivious conduct.
The 16-year-old told police that Fusco had expressed interest in him and said she wished he was 18. He said that one night he was upset and Fusco said she wanted to have sex with him, which they then did in the woods nearby. He said that prior to this there was a time when Fusco showed him her breasts, and another time she made a sexual comment to him.Fusco was booked into custody without bail.
The boy told police that after he ran away from the school he was placed at 204 Depot Street, a residential facility in Bennington used to place juveniles. Fusco was working there, and she told him she had been fired for contacting him via Facebook while he was on runaway status. Fusco told him that if he ran away from 204 Depot Street, he could stay at her house near Mount Anthony Union High School.