Rockland County Acting District Attorney Kevin Gilleece today announced that Yessenia Vasquez (DOB 05/27/1973) of 20A Hasbrouck Drive, West Haverstraw, New York was convicted after trial of the following:
• Endangering the Welfare of a Child
• Harassment in the Second Degree
The defendant was a special education teacher at Stony Point Elementary School and taught a group of special
needs children. During the school year 2016-2017, defendant Yessenia Vasquez used her foot to lift up a disabled
5 year old’s head, and pulled her head up using her ponytail several times.
She was previously convicted of Harassment in the Second Degree on April 17, 2019 for conduct directed at
another disabled student at Stony Point Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year.
Vasquez is facing up to one year in Rockland County Jail or three years of probation. The defendant is scheduled
to be sentenced on February 18, 2020.
Senior Assistant District Attorney Marissa Licata and Assistant District Attorney Melissa Robustello prosecuted