DOCUMENT: Florida, Crime

Woman Busted For Explicit Jail "Virtual Visit"

Cops: Lewd acts done in front of young boy

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Virtual Visit

MAY 1--A Florida Woman is facing a felony charge after a video call with her imprisoned boyfriend turned very raunchy, prompting a criminal probe helmed by an investigator identified in court records as “Detective Assmann.”

According to a probable cause affidavit, Noelle Rascati, 32, engaged in a late-March “virtual visit” with Tathan Fields, a 26-year-old locked up in the Santa Rosa County jail. The duo’s video encounter allegedly “became extremely sexual.”

During a law enforcement review of Fields’s jailhouse calls, an investigator “came across” the March 25 video call between the inmate and Rascati. Court filings do not reveal what prompted the review, which was conducted by Detective Assmann with the local sheriff’s office.

Fields is serving a 15-year sentence on burglary and grand theft charges. While incarcerated, he has been charged with masturbating during a prison class taught by a female instructor and mailing a hoax weapon of mass destruction (both cases are pending). In the latter matter, Fields is accused of mailing a letter purporting to contain anthrax to the Santa Rosa prosecutor’s office.

As detailed by investigators, Rascati’s virtual visit with Fields came a day before the convict celebrated his 26th birthday. In the video, Fields is wearing an orange jumpsuit and “sitting in what appears to be a jail pod.” Rascati, pictured above, was dressed in a pink bathrobe and perched on a bed in a Lake County residence.

Rascati, however, was not alone in her bedroom. As she adjusted her camera at the call’s outset, a young boy could be seen standing next to the bed. The child remained in the bedroom during the duration of 12:28 video.

The boy’s age and his relationship to Rascati are redacted from court filings, though it appears the child is her son.

After initially “speaking in a sexual nature to each other,” Rascati and Fields (seen at left)  “began masturbating while watching the other,” cops allege. Rascati, with her robe fully open, is seen retrieving a pink sex toy from a closet. She then uses the device “with her legs spread towards the camera.”

While “exposing her entire nude body,” Rascati “continues to pleasure herself with an assortment of sex toys.” While she is doing this, the boy is seen standing next to the bed and walking in the background. Due to the nature of the video call, cops noted, Rascati’s computer screen “also displayed the view of Mr. Fields masturbating, which is easily seen” from the child’s perspective.

Rascati was charged last week with engaging in lewd and lascivious conduct in the presence of a minor, a felony. She was freed from custody after posting $2000 bond, and is scheduled for arraignment on May 18.

Fields has not been charged in connection with the explicit video chat, according to a review of online court dockets. (4 pages)