An elementary school janitor in New Jersey has been arrested after videos allegedly display him wiping his genitals on school food items.
A janitor at a elementary school in New Jersey is facing charges for sexually tampering with students’ food and kitchen utensils. Giovanni Impellizeri was arrested on Oct. 31 for the alleged assault, in a shock to the school’s families and overall community.
According to Insider, the 25-year-old was accused of spreading his bodily fluids, including saliva, urine, and feces on the items while on the job at Elizabeth F. Moore School in the Upper Deerfield Township within the state. A day prior to his arrest, law enforcement received anonymous tips of the horrific actions.
As detailed in the probable cause affidavit released by the Cumberland County Prosecutors office, videos posted to social media displayed the assailant wiping his genital area with bread for the third through fifth graders. The clips also showcase Impellizzeri spitting on the bread, in addition to “masturbating and urinating” on pillows and kitchen bowls that belonged to the school.
In a move that was suspected to harm the children, Impellizzeri was also shown through the footage of spraying bleach on cucumbers, as the chemical is poisonous if consumed. Parents of the school expressed their discontentment to CBS News, urging that they were uninformed of the full extent of the gross misdeeds. While the school has been sanitized with all recognized objects removed, it remains unclear how long the actions were occurring.
“I had no idea it was going to be to this extent. None,” shared parent Natalie Schmidt to the news outlet. “I am like freaking out right now. I have to take my kid and get him a whole workup done medically because I don’t know what he has ingested.”
As for Impellizzeri, the former custodian is in custody at Cumberland County Jail, as is facing multiple charges of aggravated assault, child endangerment, and food tampering.
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Source: Black Enterprise