Retired Shelton Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student Years Ago

A retired Shelton teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a student more than a decade ago and has been arrested. 

Police said the male victim came forward in October and reported that 76-year-old David Munson, of Shelton, sexually assaulted him while he was attending Shelton Intermediate School from 2005 to 2007. 

The victim had been enrolled in Shelton Intermediate School mentoring program and Munson was assigned to be his mentor, according to police. He reported that Munson sexually assaulted him on or around school grounds during that time. 

Munson retired from the Shelton Board of Education in 1999 after 34 years of teaching. 

At the time of the reported incidents from 2005 to 2007, Munson was acting in the capacity of a youth mentor and was also on the Board for the Shelton Youth Bureau. Munson was immediately suspended from his involvement in the Youth Bureau when the complaint was brought forward to police, police said. 

On Tuesday, police arrested Munson, who was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. 

He posted a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on April 11. 

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