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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- A former Pasco County School District employee pleaded guilty on Wednesday to enticing and coercing a minor to engage in sexual activity and to possessing child pornography.
- Former Pasco Schools employee admits to enticing student
- William Napolitano faces life in prison
- Two engaged in sexual activity starting in 2014
- Student involved in child porn, group sex
William Napolitano, 35, of New Port Richey, faces life in prison.
According to the plea agreement, beginning in 2014, Napolitano, while employed by Pasco County Schools as a Transportation Manager, knowingly enticed a 15-year-old student from a local school to engage in sex acts. Officials said Napolitano had met the teen on the app Grindr.
Napolitano engaged the student in a sexual relationship which went on for several years. Officials said during that time, Napolitano invited the student to view his collection of child pornography, invited him to watch live productions of child pornography on the internet, and invited him to engage in group sex with other adults and minors. Napolitano also produced and distributed child pornography of the student, according to the plea agreement.
Officials said they found conversations on Napolitano's electronic devices that showed his interest in enticing and having sex with minors and his pattern of targeting and achieving those sexual encounters.
The plea agreement also noted that Napolitano had acquired a large collection of child pornography and sexually explicit material, which included young children and sadistic and masochistic conduct.