New Canaan Teen Center Employee Charged With Breach of Peace

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    The former program director of a New Canaan teen center was charged with second-degree breach of peace after police said he made inappropriate comments to children.

    The former program director of a New Canaan teen center was charged with second-degree breach of peace after police said he made inappropriate comments to children.

    Andrew J. Barer, 52, of Easton, turned himself in to New Canaan police at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday after he was notified that there was a warrant for his arrest.

    Police received a complaint on Jan. 16 that Barer made inappropriate comments to a group of youths at Saxe Middle School while there, talking about the Outback Teen Center.

    Barer was employed as the program director for the teen center, police said.

    According to the New Canaan News, Barer is no longer with the teen center, but the board did not say whether the termination was in connection with the alleged incident.

    He was released on a promise to appear.

    The New Canaan News reports that they reached out to Barer and he said this “seems to be an extraordinary misunderstanding."

    He is due in Norwalk Superior Court on March 12.
     

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