Monroe Music Teacher Inappropriately Touched Young Students: Police

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    Monroe Police Department
    Bruce Connery, 68, a music teacher, is accused of inappropriately touching two of his young students while giving lessons at their homes.

    A 68-year-old music teacher from Monroe is facing charges after reportedly touching young students inappropriately, police said.

    Bruce Connery, of Greenwood Lane in Monroe, was arrested April 15 after police received reports that he had sexually assaulted two of his students in their homes, authorities said.

    Police said a 10-year-old student of Connery’s told her father she did not want to continue music lessons because Connery touched her inappropriately. The parent of a 15-year-old also reported inappropriate contact during the girl’s music lessons.

    The incidents happened in the students’ homes, according to police.

    Connery was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and fourth-degree sexual assault.

    He was released on a $20,000 bond and is due in court April 23.

    NBC Connecticut called a number listed for Connery on Thursday morning, seeking comment. A man who answered the phone hung up without commenting.