Connecticut teacher arrested for having sex with her student
(Daily Mail.com) DANBURY, Conn. – A 24-year-old high school science teacher who was arrested for allegedly having sex with a male student and providing him with alcohol appeared in court on Monday.
Kayla Mooney, of Danbury, Connecticut, was charged on March 31 after a seven-week police investigation into a complaint she made about being harassed by the boy’s girlfriend to school officials.
Kayla Mooney, who was in her first year teaching science at Danbury High School turned herself in to police.
The boy involved with Mooney told police about the sexual relationship they had off campus last year, which appear to be supported by emails between the pair.
Mooney was placed on administrative leave in February and has not commented on the allegations, according to CBS New York.
Though she appeared in Danbury Superior Court on Monday, her arraignment on charges of second-degree sexual assault and distributing alcohol to a minor was postponed because her attorney requested evidence from prosecutors.
Sal Pascarella, the superintendent of schools, sent high school parents a message last month to inform them of the teacher’s arrest.
‘We are all very disappointed that this has happened to one of our faculty members,’ Pascarella said, but added: ‘Obviously, there is a whole process we have to go through with this investigation. At this point, these are allegations.’
Mooney, who grew up in Danbury, attended North Dakota State University and Western Connecticut State University. Property records show she still lives with her family in Danbury.
She taught chemistry and physics classes at the school, the Danbury Daily Voice reported.
She is the third area teacher to face sexual misconduct charges since February, according to the News Times.
The first, Sacred Heart University instructor Timothy Leonard, was put on leave on February 11 after allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in an SUV parked in a movie theater parking lot.
Then a first-grade teacher, Brian Stroh, resigned from Bethel Elementary School on February 19 and has been charged with sexually abusing three children. He has been released on bail.