Middletown Teacher Charged With Sex Assault

Police arrested Christine Powell on Friday.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 5:43 PM EDT
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A former Middletown teacher has been arrested and charged with second-degree sexual assault.

A former Middletown teacher has been arrested and charged with second-degree sexual assault.

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A former special education teacher at Middletown High School appeared in court this afternoon, charged with second degree sexual assault and accused of sex with a minor.

Christine Powell, 39, of Middletown, resigned from her job in December after more than 10 years in the Middletown school district.

Details of the case against have not been released. Police arrested Powell at her home around 6:30 p.m. on Friday and has been in police custody since.

Her lawyer, John Maxwell, said Powell misses her two children. In court he said Powell is going through a divorce.

Powell is due back in court on Feb. 22.

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