Ex-Stamford teacher convicted of sex with student arrested again

Danielle Watkins (Photo provided by the Stamford Police Dept.)

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A former Stamford High School English teacher who pleaded guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with an underage student has been arrested again.

Police say Friday, 32-year-old Danielle Watkins threatened a victim involved in an inappropriate conduct case she had with two of her students. One victim and his mother reported that Watkins threatened him while he waited for food at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Grove Street. Police say the victim became afraid for his safety and left the coffee shop. They say officers watched video tape from the Dunkin’ Donuts, which corroborated the victim’s allegations. Police say they then obtained an arrest warrant for Watkins, who was arrested at her Norwalk home.

According to police, Watkins provided marijuana to both victims in the previous inappropriate conduct case, and one engaged in a sexual relationship with her. She pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in December. They say there is a no contact order preventing her from having any contact with the victims.

Watkins is charged with second-degree threatening and violating conditions of release. She is being held on $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Watkins is due to be sentenced for the previous crimes on Jan. 22.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s