NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– Court documents revealed Monday say a Ledyard teacher had several sexual encounters with his student at school and threatened to harm himself if the teen left him.
Since his arrest last month William Friskey has been out on $75,000 bond so Monday was his first day in court.
Friskey, 36, walked out of New London superior court with orders not to go near his alleged victim, an 18-year-old girl who was a student at Ledyard High. According to court papers, the two had several sexual encounters during her senior year at the school. “… this would happen occasionally when they were alone together at school. The same thing happened at his house in East Lyme.”
Court papers also reveal that when she tried to end the relationship “Mr Friskey would always pull her back in by threatening harm to himself or telling her he couldn’t live without her.” Once the school department learned of the alleged relationship, Friskey was put on administrative leave and the internal investigation began.
New information from the Ledyard Board of Education shows Friskey resigned from his job on July 2nd. The father of two faces two counts of second degree sexual assault.
“I think it’s something that definitely needs to be taken care of and I’m glad the town did so,” said Ken Dishon, Shelton.
In an email recovered from from Friskey’s gmail account, the English teacher reportedly writes “… I’m home with the kids, ya know? I can only go places with you when wife is home.”
“It makes me very upset. As I say my heart goes out to any parents who are facing any of that. I think it was good that he resigned. I believe in justice,” said a Ledyard resident.
“Well I’m glad that he won’t be in a position where that can happen to anyone else’s child,” said Dishon.
Friskey is due back in court later this month. In the meantime the Ledyard school system is conducting its own investigation.