PD: Watertown teacher arrested for alleged sexual assault of students

Stanley Mikrut (Photo provided by the Watertown Police Department)

WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Watertown teacher has been arrested for allegations of inappropriately touching two Watertown High School students.

According to police, 61-year-old Stanley Mikrut of Southbury was arrested on Friday afternoon. Police say the arrest comes from allegations that he inappropriately touched two Watertown High School students between November 2015 and June 2016.

Police say Watertown High Administration, the Superintendent’s Office and DCF are working with police. The School District tells News 8 that Mikrut has been placed on administrative leave.

Superintendent Dr. Bridget Carnemolla sent News 8 the following statement:

“Clearly, these allegations against Mr. Mikrut of inappropriate conduct toward some high school students are deeply troubling, as student safety and student well-being are always the top priorities of our school district. I would like to state emphatically that behavior such as the alleged conduct of Mr. Mikrut will not be tolerated within the Watertown Public Schools. While the district is not authorized to disclose certain information, as DCF and criminal investigations are ongoing, I will provide additional information if it becomes available, while still protecting the confidentiality of those involved.”

Mikrut is charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of disorderly conduct. He was released after posting $25,000 bond and is due in court on October 18.

Mikrut has been a teacher in Watertown for 15 years.