Former School Employee Accused of Sending Sexual Message to Student

A former Klingberg employee was arrested after being accused of sending sexual messages to a 15-year-old student from a New Britain school.

Police said 24-year-old Damon Sumter is accused of sending inappropriate Facebook messages to an underage student when he worked at the Raymond Hill School, a school for elementary, middle and high school students.

Police said Sumter was charged with enticing a minor and risk of injury to a child.

Klingberg Family Centers runs the schools and issued a statement.

“We are aware that a former Klingberg employee was arrested yesterday on charges of enticing a minor and risk of injury to a minor. The alleged activity was unrelated to the person’s employment at Klingberg and did not involve any of our clients or students. In fact, Klingberg goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of our children and youth, including careful screening of candidates for employment, clear policies and procedures regarding employee interactions with clients and students, and ongoing and in-depth training about acceptable employee-client boundaries that begins with new employee orientation,” the statement from Klingberg Family Centers says.

Bond was set at $50,000 and he has been released.

Sumter, who is being represented by a public defender, is due back in court on May 2, according to online court records.

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