Iantosca admitted in state Superior Court in Morris County that he learned the student was a minor while communicating with him and continued to send messages of a sexual nature despite that knowledge.
Valleyview Middle School principal Paul Iantosca is accused of attempting to sexually assault a former student.
Valleyview Middle School principal Paul Iantosca is accused of attempting to sexually assault a former student. (Photo: Gene Myers/NorthJersey.com)
The student told police he became friends with Iantosca on Snapchat after the principal visited him at work. The next day, while the student was in school, Iantosca sent him messages saying he wanted to “have some fun” and see the student naked, according to court documents.
Iantosca arranged to meet the student in a parking lot on Pocono Road, but the student never showed. A Denville police officer met Iantosca instead and took him into custody. The principal told police he planned to take the student to another location for oral sex, according to court documents.