Former Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl at Campground

Connecticut State Police

A Rhode Island teacher is under arrest, charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in Connecticut.

State police arrested Nicholas Oliveira, 29, of Lincoln, Rhode Island, on Saturday.

Oliveira inappropriately touched the girl while in a tent with her at the Hideaway Cove Campground in Killingly in July 2018, according to state police.

Oliveira was a friend of the girl's family, police said.

State police began their investigation in July 2019 after the girl came forward to her mother about the alleged assault.

Oliveira was a special education teacher at Ashton School in Cumberland, Rhode Island, according to the arrest warrant.

He was suspended by the Cumberland School Committee in July 2019 after state police contacted the committee about the investigation into Oliveira, according to Paul DiModica, the chairman of the committee.

Oliveira was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

He was released after posting $100,000 bond and he is expected to be in Danielson Superior Court on February 18.

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