A woman who formerly worked as a student teacher at a Herndon elementary school has been charged with four counts of using the Internet to solicit a child, Fairfax County Police said.
Fairfax County Police and the FBI said Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, North Carolina, arrived in Herndon on Saturday with the apparent intent of meeting a 13-year-old boy for the purposes of engaging in sex.
Officials said Capitano originally met the boy when she was a student teacher at Fairfax County Public Schools’ Coates Elementary School in Herndon in 2015.
Unbeknownst to Capitano, law enforcement authorities had been alerted to her online communication with the child and were waiting for her in Virginia. She was taken into custody.
Detectives said they met with the teen and his parents prior to Capitano’s arrival in Fairfax County.
The case is still under investigation and additional charges are possible. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131Call: 703-691-2131.
Photo: Kathleen Antonina Capitano/FCPD