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Northern Westchester Woman Tries To Take Child Out Of Classroom, Police Say

A woman was charged with attempting to take a child out of a classroom at Yorktown Presbyterian Church.
A woman was charged with attempting to take a child out of a classroom at Yorktown Presbyterian Church. Photo Credit: File

A 49-year-old Croton woman was arrested and charged after Yorktown Police say she tried to remove a child from a classroom at Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Monday.

Lesia Gagliotti was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor.

Gagliotti entered a classroom and attempted to grab the child out of the arms of a teacher, despite not being a relative or having custody of the child. Gagliotti is a licensed master social worker, according to her LinkedIn page.

Gagliotti was remanded to Westchester County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail and is due back in court on Feb. 6.

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