Miss Porter’s Teacher Charged With Sex Assault of Student

A former teacher is accused of sex assault at a prestigious all-girls school.

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    Joseph Prem Rajkumar, a former teacher at Miss Porter's, has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a student.

    A former teacher and coach at the prestigious Miss Porter’s School for girls in Farmington has been arrested, and charged with three counts of sex assault and the charges state that the victim is a student.

    Joseph Prem Rajkumar, 42, of Farmington, was arrested on a warrant on Monday, according to a Farmington Police press arrest log.

    Rajkumar was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of fourth degree sex assault. 

    The offense dates are listed as May 2010, December 2011 and February 2012 and all three charges state that the accused is a school employee and the other person is a "student enrolled in a school in which the actor works, or a school under the jurisdiction of the local or regional board of education which employs the actor."

    Miss Porter’s is an elite and internationally acclaimed boarding and day school for girls with some high-profile alumnae, including Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Gloria Vanderbilt. 

    A statement from Miss Porter's says Rajkumarwas a science teacher at the school from August 2009 through March 4, 2013.

    A post on Miss Porter’s Web site from August 2009 welcoming new faculty stated that Rajkumar d joined the school from Conserve School in Wisconsin, where he served as a physics/mathematics instructor for eight years. He was also a junior varsity soccer and track coach.

    He is being held on $500,000 bond and is next due in court on April 9, according to court records.
     

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