Saturday, April 3, 2010

Special Ed Assistant, Andrew Knapp, Arrested For Sex Assault Of Minor

Greenwich special ed. assistant charged.

Greenwich, CT - Andrew (Andy) Knapp, 28, is a professional assistant at the Cantor House and the special education department of Greenwich Public Schools. In 2009, he had a brief stint as a swim coach at Greenwich High. This past Monday, he turned himself in after police issued an arrest warrant for the sexual assault of a male juvenile.

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Knapp was charged with 4th-degree sexual assault of a male juvenile and risk or injury to a minor. The victim's family had made the initial report.

The charge of fourth-degree sexual assault is applied when a person intentionally subjects another person to "sexual contact" who is under the age of 16, or mentally or physically unable to consent to such contact, according to state statutes. The charge is typically a misdemeanor charge, but in cases involving minors, such as Knapp's case, the charge is automatically a felony. Risk or injury to a minor is also a felony.
Knapp is now on administrative leave with pay. School officials are not commenting. Circling the wagons, I believe it's called. The alleged incident occurred in Greenwich, but police decline to say where. Contents of Knapp's arrest warrant have been sealed and no further information will be released at this time.


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