How can you possibly forget the October arrest of Palo Alto, CA area teacher, Dawn Giannini, 49, under suspicion of having made sex tapes in 2014-2015 with a then 14-year old relative. (According to one CaseyAnthomy.com reader, the relative in question was Giannini’s own daughter though nobody in a position of authority has confirmed this claim.) Somebody in possession of the sex recordings uploaded them to a porn sharing website where they were quickly noticed by multiple friends and students of the young girl in question, one of whom went to the principal at Woodside High School and said, hey, Pal, something you need to see.
This being one of the more shocking crimes anybody’s heard of in the teacher sex crimes department, Giannini was arrested on dozens of lewd acts on a child and foreign object felonies and slapped with a multi-million dollar bond by the judge. This past week Giannini faced arraignment and pleaded not-guilty to all charges. The nature of her planned defense is unclear, though her attorney has requested a full review and investigation of the police record related to the arrest, so it may merely be a tactic to see if they can find any procedural issues in the case that might lessen the ultimate charges.
As always, beyond the actual decision to have legally nonconsensual sex with a minor, maybe her own daughter, you wonder what goes into the mind of a nearly 50-year old woman when she decides to create video evidence of her own criminal behavior. Obviously not a strong decision maker. And even more obviously, headed to the po-po for a very long stretch if found guilty. Presume the videos are fairly damning.