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Lawyer claims school waited to report sexual assault

October 23, 2018

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a student who says she was sexually assaulted by a former coach at a Connecticut high school says the school knew about the coach’s alleged misconduct more than a year before it was reported.

The Norwich Bulletin reports that attorney Jason Burdick said Monday that Norwich Free Academy officials knew about 25-year-old Anthony Facchini’s first alleged assault in April 2017.

He says the school didn’t report Facchini to police or child welfare officials until June 2018.

Facchini is charged with having sex with two students while an assistant football and track coach. He is free on bail after pleading not guilty. He and his lawyer have declined comment.

A lawyer and a spokesman for the school both refused comment.

Facchini is due in court Tuesday.