Middle school dean placed on leave after Project Veritas video exposes teacher sexualizing students, talking about panties of ‘naughty’ girls
By: PAUL SACCA | November 11, 2022
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A dean at a high-priced Connecticut private school has been placed on leave after a Project Veritas video appears to show him sexualizing his students.
Iman Rasti is the middle school dean, writing center director, and seventh-grade English teacher at the Greens Farms Academy, according to his LinkedIn account. He was reportedly caught on video making sexually explicit comments about his underage students entrusted to his care. Rasti seemingly admits to being sexually turned on by his seventh-grade students.
The undercover Project Veritas journalist asked Rasti if he was ever “tempted” by his students, and he nodded in agreement, then said, “Every day.” Rasti then appeared to confess being sexually aroused by his students: “It’s very hard. I mean, literally and figuratively.”
When asked about being sexual with his students, the dean noted, “That possibly means me losing my job, my reputation – it’s risky, way too risky.”
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said the female journalist recorded two hours of video speaking with Rasti – including the teacher making sexual remarks about his students.
“Like, one thing they [students] do these days, they sit down in front of me, they purposefully sit down somewhere in the class that is literally directly in front of me,” Rasti said. “They spread their legs wide open and that is just brutal. Brutal.”
“Every day, there is different panties on: green, black, white,” he stated. “And they [students] make sure – it’s like they talk to each other, the three of them do that.”
“They open their legs, and I am teaching, and I see what I see,” Rasti told the undercover journalist at a restaurant. “They make sure that the panties are positioned in a way that I actually see the thing.”
Rasti is seen on video telling the Project Veritas journalist that he has seen the genitalia of his female students.
Rasti – who was hired by the school in 2019 – said he is distracted by the girls spreading their legs during the class. He said, “Well, how can you concentrate? How can you continue talking with your classroom when you see that?”
“I don’t know for women – if you see, I don’t know, I guess for women it’s sexy to see a man with a hard-on,” Rasti continued. “Maybe it’s sexy, I don’t know.”
The teacher said of his students, “And they smile, and they smirk at me, and they close and open, close and open a couple of times. They’re naughty.”
“When girls start having sex, it’s interesting for someone like me who has been in and out of relationships all my life, and married, and all of that,” he admitted.
Rasti theorized that you can see “changes in face and appearance” of adolescent girls once they begin having sex.
“You see a 15-year-old girl, and then next year they come back to school and she’s a woman,” he declared. “There is no way she has gained weight just doing nothing, so it is clear that she has had sex. A lot of sex.”
“Part of the reason why those girls give me attention – in addition to me being genuine with them and honest with them – I think it’s maybe they get that vibe, that sexual tension. I feel like they get it now,” he added. “They lost their head with the TikToks.”
Rasti met with the Project Veritas journalist a second time, and he made a shocking confession.
“I get the vibe, it’s obvious, but I refuse, because I don’t f*** my students. That’s my principle,” the dean said, but added, “I don’t do that, but sometimes I make exceptions. Sometimes.”
Rasti then admitted that he had numerous sexual encounters with his students when he was a college professor.
“Not with my K-12, but college, I had sex with many, many, many, many of my students,” he seemingly bragged.
After Rasti’s exposure in the Project Veritas video, Greens Farms Academy placed Rasti on leave.
“We have just been made aware of a report of inappropriate comments allegedly made by a teacher at GFA,” Greens Farms Academy spokesperson Michelle Levi told the Hartford Courant. “We are placing the employee on leave and will be promptly investigating this matter and taking appropriate action.”
Levi said the school sent a message about the situation to the parents of students on Thursday night. The school also provided parents with “resources” that could offer assistance.
Westport Police Capt. David Wolf told the outlet that police are aware of the damning video, but there is no investigation at this time.
Tuition for seventh-grade students at Greens Farms Academy is $48,770.
(WARNING: Explicit language)