Substitute teacher charged with rape
Posted at: 09/06/2012 10:13 AM
| Updated at: 09/06/2012 9:27 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri | WHEC.com
News10NBC is learning new information about a substitute teacher charged with raping a 15-year-old girl.
New York State Police investigators say Glenn Manzek had sex with the young girl several times in the month of August.
News10NBC has confirmed Manzek worked as a sub in at least 7 school districts, including Fairport, Brighton and Pittsford.
He's facing a number of charges, including 8 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Some of those counts include his own children.
Police say Manzek was arrested after a 15-year-old girl came to police with her parents and told them she had a sexual relationship with Manzek.
Manzek was arrested and arraigned in Perinton Wednesday. According to court paperwork, the sexual relationship between Manzek and the 15-year-old girl started August 17th and continued through the 28th.
The paperwork says Manzek raped her in his home and in a parking lot. It also says the two had sexual contact in a number of other locations, including the Fairport Little League complex.
State Police say Manzek has been a substitute teacher in Victor, Pittsford, Fairport, Gates-Chili, East Irondequoit and Brighton. News10NBC confirmed that he also subbed in Webster.
When asked if the victim was a student of Manzek's, State Police Lt. James Greenwood told News10NBC, "there was a connection to the fact that he was a substitute teacher, however, the incident did not take place on school property, and it did not take place while school was in session."
Manzek is also facing endangering the welfare of a child charges. Three of them are for his own children.
State Police say he left his three children, who are all under the age of 4, home alone while he went to pick up the 15-year-old victim.
"It is very concerning. I think it is rather shocking to the community as a whole. But we see this... sometimes parents really need to be in touch with what their children are doing and who they are associating with. Certain sexual offenders will take on capacities that puts them near children," says Lt. Greenwood.
News10NBC reached out to all the districts where Manzek subbed. Most of them chose not to comment, but Brighton did release a statement saying they don't believe any of their students were involved, they will continue to work with police as needed, and their thoughts are with the victim.
Manzek is currently out on bail. He is expected back in court on Monday the 10th.