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Pasco home searched in teacher sex case

Lisa Marinelli.

Lisa Marinelli.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office wants to use forensic DNA testing to build its case against an ex-substitute teacher accused of having sex with a Mitchell High School minor.

According to court records, deputies used a search warrant to confiscate clothing and other items Friday from the home of Lisa Robyn Marinelli. The 40-year-old married mother of two was arrested March 24 on a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Underwear, condoms, a purse, a phone bill and notes were among the items taken from Marinelli's home, according to the warrant, which allows for the potential evidence to be tested for the presence of DNA.

Marinelli was looking for potential suitors for her teen daughter, deputies say, when she began having sexual relations with the now-17-year-old victim. Deputies say they already have cell phone records and text messages in the case.

Marinelli, who was released from the jail on bail, was removed from the school district's substitute teacher list.

Pasco home searched in teacher sex case 04/02/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 7, 2008 4:31pm]

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