Granby substitute teacher charged with sexual assault www.privateofficer.com
Granby CT March 30 2011 Police arrested a substitute gym teacher Sunday and charged him with two counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and three counts of breach of peace.
The charges against Robert A. Klein, 62, of Lindsey Circle in North Granby, are based on several incidents involving three female students who said Klein touched them on the head, chest, lower back or buttocks at the Wells Road Intermediate School.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, one of the girls said Klein touched her on March 1. Two other girls, both of whom said they witnessed that incident, reported that Klein had touched them inappropriately a year earlier.
Klein said he has been a substitute teacher for seven years, according to the affidavit.
Klein was arrested after a joint investigation by the state Department of Children and Family Services and the Granby Police Department. The investigation was triggered by an initial disclosure by a Granby Public Schools staff member.
Klein was arraigned Monday in Enfield Superior Court. He has been released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 13, 2011.