Singing Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

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A singing coach was arrested on Tuesday, accused of sexually assaulting one of his students over several months while they worked together at a theater.

John Harned Jr., 32, of West Hartford, was arrested on Tuesday on a warrant.

A juvenile female told police on Oct. 29 that the assaults took place over the past three months while the two worked together on an event at the Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich, police said.

Harned was the girl’s singing coach, Norwich police said. He is being held on a $75,000 bond and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

Police said they attempting to identify other possible victims.  

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