Ledyard teacher arrested for sex assault

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LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Ledyard teacher was arrested for sexual assault Monday, for having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Police say 36-year-old William C. Friskey, of East Lyme, was arrested on two counts of sexual assault after an investigation revealed he had a sexual relationship with a female student.

Police initiated the investigation after they were contacted by the Administration of the Ledyard Public Schools.

Friskey was released on $75,000 bond and will appear in court July 14th.

The Ledyard Board of Education issued the following statement:

“This individual is currently on administrative leave from the Board pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings.  The Board shares the concern that parents and the public at large will have in receiving this news.  As a school district, the Board continues to uphold high standards for our staff and anyone working with children.  Staff members are in a position of significant trust and they must at all times be held responsible and accountable for adhering to established policies and the law.

The District is cooperating with the police investigation.   As this matter involves pending internal disciplinary proceedings as well as criminal proceedings, the Board will make no further comment on this matter. “

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