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Police: York-area woman raped toddler, shared photos with NYC cop
An ongoing child-pornography investigation into a New York City police sergeant has led investigators from the Department of Homeland Security to a York-area child speech therapist now accused of photographing herself performing sex acts on a 2-year-old boy.
Leigh Anne Marcini, 37, of 197 Eastland Drive in Manchester Township, is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, filming sexual acts with a child, corruption of a minor, using a computer to commit a felony, indecent assault and two counts of sexual abuse of a child.
She was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf and is free on $75,000 bail, according to a member of Oberdorf's staff.
According to charging documents, Marcini in 2012 exchanged hundreds of texts messages with Sgt. Alberto Randazzo regarding her sexually abusing a toddler and photographing the abuse so he could see it.
Homeland Security agents raided Randazzo's home in February 2013 and seized evidence that included "numerous videos" depicting children under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit acts, including a video in which Randazzo directs another woman as she sexually abuses her infant son, court documents state.
He was charged in New York and released on bail, then arrested again in February 2014 for allegedly downloading child pornography while free on bail, documents state.
Randazzo remains charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, possession of child pornography and other offenses, according to documents.
Homeland Security investigators raided Randazzo's home again on May 15 "to conduct further forensic examinations on Randazzo's devices," at which point it was determined Marcini was in contact with him, documents state.
Investigators found 722 messages Marcini and Randazzo sent to each other via computer, according to charging documents, including one in which Randazzo tells her he has a "mother/son thing," according to documents.
In those messages, the two allegedly discussed in explicit terms her sexually abusing the 2-year-old boy, and she also sent him photos of the naked toddler, including one with lipstick marks on his buttocks and others in which she is licking his face and leg, documents state.
At one point Marcini allegedly wrote, "It's funny ever since we started talking I find myself also fantasizing about teen boys ... that's new for me," documents state, at which point Randazzo allegedly replied, "I really think we turned a new leaf today. Falling for you!"
Marcini then replied, "Wow I can't believe I snagged a NYPD cop! Im smitten :)" charging documents allege.
Later, Randazzo sent her a message saying, "You are a sick woman. But I'm so curious you will have a chance to show me what you do," according to documents.
Homeland Security investigators contacted Pennsylvania State Police, who took over the investigation of Marcini and filed the charges against her, officials said.
Police searched her home on Tuesday, then interviewed Marcini, who admitted to having a relationship with Randazzo between April 2012 and June 2012 that was online, through text messages, by telephone and in person, according to documents.
Charging documents indicate Marcini is a speech language pathologist who listed her occupation as "speech therapist, birth to 3 program" and who was working in the York area.
State police said parents concerned that their children may have interacted with Marcini can call Homeland Security's tip line at (866) DHS-2-ICE, as can anyone who has information about the case.
Marcini did not return a phone message seeking comment. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at email@example.com.