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Friday, November 6, 2015
Connecticut special education teacher's aide had sex with preteen student for at least three years: police
Michelle Sulzicki faces sex assault charges after police learned that she has been carrying on a sexual relationship with a student that lasted at least three years, starting when he was 12, police said Wednesday.
A Connecticut teacher's aide allegedly had sex several times with her preteen student, which she hid for at least three years, police said.
Michelle Sulzicki, 28, a teacher's aide at Chapel Elementary School in Stratford, was arrested after her victim, then-12, revealed her dirty secret, cops said.
Her victim, now 15, cried for help with teachers at his new high school, cops said. Cops started investigating the Stratford school employee on Sept. 24.
She initially denied the accusations, but later admitted to having sex with him only once when she turned herself in Wednesday morning, police said.
The teen told his teachers he and the aide had sex — including oral and anal sex — up to 20 times over two years, sometimes without condoms, according to an affidavit, NBC reported.
The boy came clean about his teacher's sex escapades because he was afraid he had gotten her pregnant, court documents reported. Stratford police told the Daily News that this was not a part of the investigation, and was not why he came to police for help.
At the time, Sulzicki was the student's tutor, police said. She showered the adolescent with presents, clothes and free lessons during her time, cops said.
She was charged with two counts of sexual assault, illegal sexual contact with a minor and risk of injury to a minor, and made her $100,000 bond. Sulzicki's lawyer, William Westcott, said she needed to be home to breast feed her baby, the Connecticut Post reported.
In a letter sent to parents on Wednesday afternoon, Stratford Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson said Sulzicki was placed on administrative leave, and that no sexual misconduct happened on school property, Stratford Patch reported.
Robinson said she was a special education teacher from Stratford, which made the allegations "disturbing."