Former Elementary School Teacher Charged for Lewd Behavior with Students
San Mateo, CA – Anthony Satriano, 33, was arrested earlier in the year and recently charged with 16 felonies due to inappropriate photos he took of at least five female students at St. Matthews Episcopal Day School.
Satriano pled guilty to child molestation, attempted child molestation and using a minor for sexual purposes. Prosecutors believe Satriano held private photo sessions at the school with the 5 to 8 year-old girls. Authorities found thousands of photos of students.
The authorities were notified of the lewd behavior when one student told her mother Satriano wanted her to wear a specific pair of tights to school. The mother told KTVU that her daughter has stomach aches every time she hears of the now former teacher’s name. Parents are in disbelief that the near $30,000 per year day school would fail as such to protect their children.
The head of the school sent a statement to KTVU which said, “St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School remains absolutely committed to providing a safe, caring community.”
Satriano faces up to eight years in prison.
Schools need to use better measures to keep students safe.