Former New Britain Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Relationship with Student

A former New Britain math teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with a high school student is due in court in October.

Kelsey Cabral, 33, of Kerin Drive in New Britain, was arrested Tuesday, July 20 and charged with risk of injury to children by sexual contact, fourth-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to children by impairing morals, tampering with a witness and criminal attempt to tamper with evidence, according to police.

Police said Cabral taught math at Slade Middle School.

Carbal was suspended immediately after another student reported an alleged inappropriate relationship to school administrators in May, according to police.

During the suspension, Carbal, who had worked for the district for ten years, resigned, police said. 

“Our criminal investigation began immediately it involves collecting some data the serving of search warrants evidence collected during those processes linked the suspect to our victim,” New Britain police Capt. Thomas Steck said.

Consolidated School District of New Britain Superintendent Nancy Sarra released a statement which read in part:

"The truth along with the safety of our children are our top priorities within the Consolidated School District of New Britain."

Police said there is no indication that any other students were involved. Cabral was released on a $250,000 bond and has case has been continued to Oct. 26.

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