Police arrested the co-founder of a New Jersey robotics school for allegedly sexually assaulting three students at the school.
According to the prosecutor, an investigation revealed that the 59-year-old man inappropriately touched the three victims over their clothing while he was teaching them on multiple occasions between September 2016 through December 2018. The children were between the ages of 12 and 15 years old at the time of the abuse.
The co-founder is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13; three counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child; and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact with a child.
The 10-year-old school, the largest robotics school in the state, referred to the accused as an "ex-partner" and said that he had not worked with the school in two years. The school said that it has reinvented the program, made strict policies and procedures, and instituted numerous safety measures". Anthony G. Attrino "Co-founder of N.J. robotics school charged with sexually assaulting 3 students" nj.com (Nov. 19, 2020).