A North Carolina woman allegedly traveled to northern Virginia to have sex with a 13-year-old boy, according to the Fairfax County Police Department and FBI.
Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, North Carolina was arrested as she arrived at a hotel in Herndon, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon. Investigators said she thought she was meeting a 13-year-old boy she originially met while she was a student teacher at Coates Elementary School in 2015.
Detectives said Capitano and the boy had been communicating online and were told about the scheduled meeting. Police were waiting for her when she arrived at the hotel and took her into custody.
Capitano was charged with four felony counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children under 15 years of age. The case is still under investigations, and authorities said additional charges are possible.
According to a report by the StarNews Online in Wilmington, North Carolina, Capitano is a sixth-grade math teacher at Shallotte Middle School in Shallotte, North Carolina. She has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.