Photo Gallery: Melissa Petro

Melissa Petro, 30, in an article published on the Huffington Post, criticized Craigslist for shutting down its adult services sections noting that she herself used the web site from Oct. 2006 to Jan. 2007 to run ads exchanging sex for cash. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro Melissa Petro, 30, in an article published on the Huffington Post, criticized Craigslist for shutting down its adult services sections noting that she herself used the web site from Oct. 2006 to Jan. 2007 to run ads exchanging sex for cash. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
“I wrote my own ads, screened my own prospective dates, decided on my own what I would and would not do for money, and — best of all — I kept every penny I earned.” (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro “I wrote my own ads, screened my own prospective dates, decided on my own what I would and would not do for money, and — best of all — I kept every penny I earned.” (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Petro also wrote that she found the lifestyle physically demanding and emotionally taxing. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro Petro also wrote that she found the lifestyle physically demanding and emotionally taxing. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
A video posted online shows Petro reading an anthology describing her experience working as a stripper in Mexico when she was 19. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro A video posted online shows Petro reading an anthology describing her experience working as a stripper in Mexico when she was 19. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
I did it for the money but it was also true that I enjoyed it,” Petro said in the video. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro I did it for the money but it was also true that I enjoyed it,” Petro said in the video. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
In the video, Petro also compares her teaching career to having sex with her boyfriend. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro In the video, Petro also compares her teaching career to having sex with her boyfriend. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
“It’s fun and it’s especially fun in the beginning,” Petro says in the video. “And then its over and then you gotta do it again and again and again.” (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro “It’s fun and it’s especially fun in the beginning,” Petro says in the video. “And then its over and then you gotta do it again and again and again.” (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Petro has been teaching art to students, from kindergarten through the fifth grade, at PS 70 for the last three years. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro Petro has been teaching art to students, from kindergarten through the fifth grade, at PS 70 for the last three years. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Fellow teachers say Petro is popular with students but they’re not excusing her behavior. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro Fellow teachers say Petro is popular with students but they’re not excusing her behavior. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
The Department of Education said Melissa Petro's case has been referred to the head of the Office of Special Investigations, Richard Condon. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro The Department of Education said Melissa Petro's case has been referred to the head of the Office of Special Investigations, Richard Condon. (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
According to Petro’s blog postings, she was not working as a prostitute while employed by the Department of Education. (Credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
Melissa Petro According to Petro’s blog postings, she was not working as a prostitute while employed by the Department of Education. (Credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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Melissa Petro (credit: CBSNews.com/Personal Photo)
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