A Bristol teen has been arrested, accused of trying to sell pornographic DVDs to students at Middletown High School.
Police said Alex Tsiongas, 19, of Bristol, had three pornographic DVDs and had been loitering on school property before trying to sell the porn to 16-year-olds, as well as younger children.
“He pulled out a plastic bag. He was kind of scratching his arm and looking around, and said, 'Do you want to buy some movies? Real cheap.' And he pulled it out and it was porn,” Albert Landry, a senior, said.
The students refused to buy the DVDs and notified school officials, who called police.
Tsiongas, who was not a student at Middletown High School, refused to identify himself to high school staff, was belligerent in front of students who were trying to leave for the day and denied that he was doing anything wrong, police said.
Tsiongas was charged with criminal attempt to commit risk of injury, breach of peace in the second degree, criminal trespass in the second degree and loitering in or about school grounds.
“Parents work hard enough to protect their kids and having someone coming to school, handing out sex DVDs its not OK," Jayda Brackett Bell, of Middletown, said.
Tsiongas was uncooperative and told police that he would be leaving the state and heading across the country after he was released, according to the arraignment report.
He is being held on a $5,000 surety bond and is in due in court on Nov. 14.
It’s not clear if Tsiongas has an attorney and the person who answered the phone at Tsiongas’ Bristol home was not aware of the arrest.