West New York Special Education Teacher Accused of Sharing Explicit Images of Minors Video on Group Chat

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York confirmed that Lizandra Rios, a special education teacher in West New York, was subsequently charged after an investigation into an individual’s phone.

According to the complaint, the tested video of a young girl being touched inappropriately with the caption “Don’t call DYFS on me… but this is a throw back!!! Lol!!!” sent by Rios to a group chat was connected to the investigation by chance.

FBI agent reviewing cell phone records, determined that Rios’ Facebook page and property provided sufficient evidence linking her as the sender of the video that was created on an iPhone5 in Montclair on or about June 20th, 2014.

According to officials, the FBI raided Rios’ home before arresting her on May 7th as part of an investigation into a explicit images of minors ring.

Authorities said Rios was released from jail after posting a $30,000 bond and must also undergo sex mental health therapy.

The incident remains under investigation.

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