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Married Connecticut Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student Pleads Not Guilty

| by Sean Kelly

A teacher in Connecticut pleaded not guilty to second degree sexual assault after being accused of having inappropriate relationships with two of her teenage students.

Allison Marchese, 37, a teacher at Daniel Hand High School, reportedly began a relationship with the first student after she asked him last fall if she could follow him on Instagram. The interactions progressed between the two, which allegedly included inappropriate text conversations that included photos sent by Marchese of her wearing nothing but a shirt and thong. The relationship ultimately lead Marchese to ask the 17-year-old student, identified only as juvenile victim one, to come to her classroom in the middle of the school day.

While in the classroom, juvenile victim one claimed that he and Marchese began kissing after she locked the doors and closed the blinds. She then performed oral sex on him. “Once in the room, they got into each other's personal space and started to 'hook up' which he described as kissing each other and she then started touching him ‘downtown,’” the affidavit stated.

The student, according to the affidavit, then “freaked out” and told Marchese that for $200 he would stay silent about the entire incident. The entire relationship happened behind the back of Marchese’s husband, Robert, who also taught at Daniel Hand High School.

The arrest warrant also included accusations of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy, also conducted over social media. “Marchese would message him with long messages trying to make him feel bad for not responding to her and/or expressing her feelings towards him,” the warrant read. The boy told police that he asked Marchese to stop contacting him, to which she responded that he had “broken her heart and betrayed her.”

“This is not a locker room joke,” the teacher’s attorney, William Dow, said. “Everybody in this case has been affected by some of these tragic events, and that’s influenced their action; so this is an upsetting thing.”

According to reports, Marchese’s husband secretly recorded audio of his wife admitting her relationships to him, which he later gave to authorities.

“The media will make something of this that it’s not. You’ve got to remember this is a young woman with a family,” Dow told reporters. “The complainants have families and concerns of their own, and this will just run wild because of you guys here.”

Marchese, a Canadian citizen who has reportedly been forced to turn her passport over to court officials, is set to return to court on April 2.

Sources: Daily Mail, WTNH / Photo Credit: wtnh.com, News 8