Ex-school aide quits over sex registry disclosure

Mack Henry Allen. (Photo: CTPost.com/Ned Gerard)
Mack Henry Allen. (Photo: CTPost.com/Ned Gerard)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former school aide who says he is wrongly listed on a Texas registry as a sex offender has resigned his jobs on Bridgeport’s Ethics Commission and South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone.

Mack Henry Allen Jr., who quit Thursday, has become caught up in a widening state and local probe into how his former employer, Family Urban Schools of Excellence, staffed Dunbar School. He says he’s become a distraction.

Family Urban School of Excellence, or FUSE, is a private charter school management company.

The Connecticut Post reports that Allen said he never hid his background. But he did not list a guilty plea to “accessory to attempted rape” that he said a Los Angeles public defender persuaded him to make when he was 13.

Allen said he did not commit the crime.

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Information from: Connecticut Post

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