Sexy Craigslist Ad Allegedly Posted by Social Worker as Revenge on 9-year-old
A Long Island social worker is facing charges after she allegedly posted a sexy Craigslist ad with the name and phone number of a 9-year-old girl who argued with the social worker's daughter at school.
Margery Tannenbaum of Hauppauge, N.Y., is charged with aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly posting the child's name and phone number in an online ad targeting sex-seeking men. Prosecutors say Tannenbaum created the ad after the girl argued with the social worker's daughter at a Smithtown, N.Y., elementary school, according to New York's WCBS-TV.
Tannenbaum, 40, denied the allegations when she was arrested last spring. Her lawyer, Tad Scharfenberg, told WCBS that his client still maintains that she is innocent.
"She's a good mother, she's never been in any trouble before, she takes good care of her kids," he told WCBS. "I'm defending her to the fullest, she maintains her innocence."
Tannenbaum is accused of listing the girl's name and phone number in conjunction with the e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org. The girl's mother got a call from a man who asked for the child by name. When the woman told the caller she was the girl's mom, he responded: "Oh, hot lady lives with foxy momma!"
"I told him that the hot lady you are referring to is 9-years-old," she told the station.
The state has been asked to review Tannenbaum's social work license, and parents at the school attended by both girls are hoping for a swift resolution.
One change has already taken place: Tannenbaum was the class mother for both girls last year, and she has since been replaced.
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