Thea Digiammerino

Former Norwich Free Academy Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Students

A former coach at the Norwich Free Academy is accused of having sexual relationships with two students.

Police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Facchini, of Norwich, Wednesday.

Facchini is accused of having sexual relationships with two Norwich Free Academy students starting in 2017 while he worked as an athletic coach.

The investigation began in June 2018 when the Department of Children and Families received a report that Facchini was having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Facchini was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Bond was set at $75,000 and he is due in court on Sept. 20.

Police said the warrant is sealed.

NBC Connecticut has reached out to Norwich Free Academy for comment.

This is a developing story.

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