Thea Digiammerino

Former New London School Employee Facing Another Sex Assault Charge

A former New London school employee is facing a new sexual assault charge as part of an ongoing police investigation into allegations tied to the man’s actions while working at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School.

Corriche Gaskin, 35, was charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury Thursday. He was already being held at Bridgeport Correctional Center on other charges.

Gaskin was first arrested in April as a result of alleged criminal activity involving a student and was charged with risk of injury to a minor, police said. In May, he was arrested again and charged with sexual assault, possession of child pornography, voyeurism, disseminating voyeuristic materials and multiple counts of risk of injury.

According to one arrest warrant, Gaskin was employed as a behavioral specialist at Bennie Dover.

Gaskin was fired after the second arrest, district officials said.

The allegations against Gaskin set off a large-scale investigation that led to the arrest of two other employees and prompted the New London school board to look into the district’s hiring processes. 

Police have not said exactly how the three cases are connected.

In a previous statement New London Public School Superintendent Cynthia Richie called the situation "extremely disturbing" and said the district is working with police and the Department of Children and Families. NBC Connecticut has reached out to New London Public Schools for comment on the new charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New London Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 860-447-1481 or submit anonymous information through the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411).

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