Connecticut high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student


Kayla Mooney, 24, who teaches at Danbury High School, was arrested and charged with second-degree sexual assault and distributing alcohol to a minor.

"We are all very disappointed that this has happened to one of our faculty members," he said.

Perhaps even more shocking than Mooney's arrest, however, is that it's only the latest sexual misconduct charge against a southwest Connecticut teacher.

On Feb. 11 former Wilton public schools teacher and Sacred Heart University instructor Timothy Leonard was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault involving a 14-year-old boy.

Police said the 37-year-old was found in a movie theater parking lot with the teen after they engaged in an intimate act, the Fairfield Sun reported.

Former Bethel first-grade teacher Brian Stroh also resigned on Feb. 19 after charged with sexually abusing three children, ages 6, 9 and 11, the News Times reported.

A Connecticut high school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a student and distributing alcohol to a minor — making the third sexually-related arrest of a teacher in the area since February.

Kayla Mooney, 24, who is on paid leave from Danbury High School, turned herself in Tuesday following a seven-week investigation, the News Times reported.

The first-year science teacher was charged with felony second-degree sexual assault and the misdemeanor alcohol charge.

Sal Pascarella, the superintendent of the city's schools, would not provide details about the allegations against Mooney, only telling the News Times that the alleged incident happened off campus late last year. VIA