January 11, 1996 in Nation/World

Transsexual Sentenced For Molesting Students

Compiled From Wire Services

A transsexual teacher who a doctor said desperately wanted affirmation of her womanhood was sentenced Wednesday to four months in prison for fondling six of her male pupils.

Nancy Misenti, 35, begged Superior Court Judge Terrance A. Sullivan to change the sentence, saying she would have contested the charges if she thought she faced time in prison.

“The public defender, the experts all said this kind of thing was an impossible outcome,” Misenti said.

In imposing the sentence, Sullivan said Misenti had refused to acknowledge she did anything wrong and that he believed therapy alone would not rehabilitate her.

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