A substitute at New Britain High School, who was a former student-athlete, has been arrested.
Police said their investigation lasted several months and it centered on the substitute Terrance Lee who has now been accused of fourth-degree sexual assault for what he allegedly did with a student.
Lee attended the high school as a student there whop was a successful football and basketball player.
“He was hired through a temp agency to be an in-house or in-school moderator and it involved a female student at the school,” said Captain Thomas Steck with the New Britain Police.
Because of the nature of the allegations, police said there is little else they can release except that Lee oversaw in-school suspension and that the student was more than 16 years old.
The school district reported that the 30-year-old was a contracted substitute who had been assigned to the high school for the current school year.
In a statement, the superintendent wrote in part: “Upon being informed of the allegations back in January, we immediately reported it to New Britain Police and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Terrance was also immediately escorted off school property.”
The district said Lee worked for a company called Kelly Services, which said it cannot discuss specifics about the case.
In a statement, Kelly Services wrote, “We are concerned about any reports of inappropriate behavior and take these matters very seriously.”
Lee is out on a $100,000 bond. He’s due in court on April 14.
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