Aaron Kirby, 32, of Bentley Drive, Manchester, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and two counts of disorderly conduct. He was held on $10,000 bail and was arraigned this morning in Superior Court in Manchester. His bail was reduced to a promise to appear in court, and his case was continued to Feb. 2.
He was ordered not to have any contact with the student. His lawyer, Gerald Beaudoin, declined to comment after court.
Police said the arrest follows an investigation into Kirby’s conduct while employed as a teacher and track coach at Manchester High School. On Oct. 30, police said, a fellow teacher and coach at the high school was approached by a student who told him of an “inappropriate on-going situation” between Kirby and a 15-year-old girl.
Kirby allegedly gave the student a camera and told her to take nude photos of herself, police said. He also allegedly touched the girl while in school.
The fourth-degree sexual charge, police said, is for Kirby allegedly grabbing the girl’s buttocks with his hands.
The risk of injury to a minor charges are for two incidents. In the first case, Kirby allegedly showed the 15-year-old a photo of a nude girl bending over. In the second, he allegedly showed her a photo of a girl wearing a see-though shirt and revealing her breasts.
The disorderly conduct charges are for two incidents. In the first, Kirby allegedly asked the 15-year-old to take her pants off and had her pull her shirt up, exposing her bra. In the second, he allegedly grabbed the top of the girl’s pants and tried to pull them down.
Kirby remains on leave from his job at the school and officials said they could not comment.
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