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  • Substitute teacher charged with rape, endangering the welfare of a child

  • New information has been released 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.

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  • New information has been released 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.
    Manzek has worked as a subsitute in at least seven area school districts, including Victor, Fairport, Brighton and Pittsford. It has been confirmed by Victor Central School officials that the charges filed not involve a student at the school.
    He's facing a number of charges, including eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Some of those counts include his own children. Police said Manzek was arrested Wednesday after a 15-year-old girl came to police with her parents and told them she had a sexual relationship with Manzek. He was arraigned in Perinton on Wednesday.
    According to court paperwork, the sexual relationship between Manzek and the 15-year-old girl started August 17 and continued through the 28. The paperwork said Manzek raped her in his home and in a parking lot. It also said the two had sexual contact in a number of other locations, including the Fairport Little League complex.
    State Police said Manzek has been a substitute teacher in Victor, Pittsford, Fairport, Gates-Chili, East Rochester, Brighton and Webster. When asked if the victim was a student of Manzek's, State Police Lt. James Greenwood said, "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 said 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," said Lt. Greenwood. "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."
    Victor Central School officials released a statement saying the school "was notified about the situation surrounding Mr. Manzek by the New York State Police. Authorities told us that the charges filed against Manzek did not involve a VCS student."

    According to Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo, Manzek was hired by VCS as a substitute teacher on November 5, 2008. He is not on the 2012-2013 substitute list – per his request.

    She said, "The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. All substitute teachers are cleared for employment by the New York State Education Department Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA Fingerprinting Unit). The District also conducts reference checks."

    Page 2 of 2 - Brighton school officials released 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, Sept. 10.
    —includes reporting by News10NBC, WHEC.com
     

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