Contact Us
North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town
Return to your home site

Menu

North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

Nearby Towns

  • Orangetown
    serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan
  • Clarkstown
    serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack
  • Ramapo
    serves Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Kaser, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola & Wesley Hills
News

North Rockland Teacher Sentenced In Student Abuse Case

Yessenia Vasquez
Yessenia Vasquez Photo Credit: Provided/Stony Point Police Department

A special education teacher in North Rockland has been sentenced to jail time after she was accused of abusing a student in 2017.

Yessenia Vasquez, 45, was sentenced this week in Stony Point Town Court to 15 days in jail after being arrested more than two years ago. Vasquez had faced multiple felony charges initially, but was acquitted of any misdemeanor charges earlier this year and convicted of harassment, which is a violation.

Vasquez, of Garnerville, had initially been charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled child, four counts of harassment, four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawful imprisonment following an investigation into allegations of abuse, Stony Point Police Lt. Keith Williams said at the time of her arrest.

The incidents reportedly took place between Feb. 1 and Nov. 28, 2016, Williams added.

At the time of her arrest, Vasquez had been employed by the North Rockland School District for more than two decades. She was placed on paid administrative leave shortly after her arrest, which came after an investigation was launched when the state Child Abuse Hotline received a report of Vasquez physically and mentally abusing children in the classroom.

Over the past two years, the felony charges were dismissed, and the misdemeanor charges were dropped in March. She will serve her jail time intermittently on dates that have been prearranged by the court.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

North Rockland Daily Voice!

Serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

North Rockland Daily Voice!

Serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.