(WFSB) – A former school employee in two Connecticut districts is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy.
Alyson Cranick, 42, was charged with two counts of sexual assault first-degree and three counts of risk of injury to a minor.
Cranick allegedly had a two month sexual relationship with a young boy when he was 11 and 12 years old.
According to school officials, Cranick was a paraprofessional in the Columbia school district, and most recently an administrative assistant at E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield.
Eyewitness News was at Rockville Court when Cranick appeared on Tuesday.
Police interviewed the victim during the investigation.
According to the arrest warrant, the victim told police “he and Cranick communicated on iMessage and SnapChat” last year and that he “snuck out of his house on at least 14 occasions during the overnight hours to meet with Cranick.”
Police said she either waited by “hiding behind a bush on a neighbor’s property- or walking up to his house.”
The young boy told police “at Horace Porter School, they had sexual intercourse in her vehicle.”
Cranick was fired from E.O. Smith High after the state finished its investigation.
Police also have hundreds of text messages between Cranick and the boy.
The Columbia School System released a statement:
Cranick’s parents came to Connecticut to try and bond her out. The judge said they have to pay 10-percent of the $500,000 bond at the courthouse. It appears her family was hoping to bring her back to Pennsylvania, where she’s from.
The judge said if the family bonds her out she has to stay in Connecticut.
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