GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former theater teacher at a Connecticut private school who is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old student will not be allowed to participate in a probation program that would remove the arrest from his record.
The Stamford Advocate reports that a state judge on Wednesday denied an application for accelerated rehabilitation by 25-year-old Jesse Lozano, of New York City. The judge cited the serious nature of the allegation.
Lozano was charged in July with felony risk of injury to a child.
Lozano’s attorney says the texts were out of character for Lozano. He says Lozano was trying to explain some of the plays discussed in class at the Greenwich school.
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Prosecutors say Lozano planned to meet the girl at his home, but never did.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com