Connecticut residents who have ever been accused of a sex crime know that this can be a very scary thing. When such an allegation involves a minor, the potential to experience consequences that last a lifetime exists. This can happen to people in all types of situations, including people who are very responsible.
Such seems to be the case for one special education teacher in a Connecticut school system today. She is accused of having carried on a relationship of a sexual nature for two years with a 12-year-old boy. She has actually been convicted of a second degree sexual assault charge as well as risk of injury to a child. The woman was sentenced to a suspended sentence lasting 10 years and serving two in actual prison. After that, she will be on probation for a total of 10 years.
The now 29-year-old teacher is said to have begun her sexual contact with the student when she learned he had viewed sexually explicity material. It is not known what the nature of that material was or how the teacher learned about it. As part of her sentence, she will be forbidden to ever be in contact with the boy again and she will be required to partitipate in the state's sex offender registration. No details were given about the nature of the pair's alleged interactions.
Upon being arrested for serious sexual crimes, defendants might find it helpful to meet with an attorney to understand what the defense process can be like.
Source: CT Post, "Former Stratford teacher gets 2 years for having sex with boy," Daniel Tepfer, Oct. 28, 2016