Anthony Polizzi Jr. Accepts Plea Deal With Reduced Charges
On March 26, 2018, ex-high school teacher Anthony J. Polizzi, Jr. pled guilty to sexually abusing 2 female students. Polizzi taught history at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Willoughby Hills, where he was accused of making a number of unwanted and inappropriate advancements on the students between 2008 and 2010. During this time, he was also a class adviser, a mock trial adviser, and a cross-country coach – elements that would be used against him in court when the case came to light.
However, with the help of Attorney Patituce, Polizzi was able to enter a plea bargain to dramatically reduce his charges. Keep reading to learn more.
The Plea Deal
At the time of his arrest, Polizzi faced 46 counts of sexual battery, 34 counts of gross sexual imposition, and 1 count of attempted sexual battery. Represented by Attorney Joseph Patituce, Polizzi agreed to a plea deal, ultimately admitting to 6 counts of sexual battery and 2 counts of sexual imposition.
Each count of battery is considered a third-degree felony and can include a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Each fourth-degree sexual imposition charge can have a sentence of up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Without the plea deal, Polizzi could have been sentenced to life in prison and a maximum fine of more than $600,000. Currently, he faces up to 33 consecutive years in prison and a fine of up to $70,000 – a significant difference from the life term he would have otherwise been sentenced to.
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Attorney Joseph Patituce was able to defend the rights of his client during this difficult case. He developed and properly executed a plan to get Mr. Polizzi a beneficial outcome, proving the right representation can have a huge impact on your case. Attorney Patituce is dedicated to providing quality and unique representation to every client he represents.
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