A former substitute teacher at Wells Road Intermediate School who was charged in March 2011 with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault was given accelerated rehabilitation after his charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
Robert A. Klein, 62, of North Granby, was accused by three female students of touching them on the head, chest, lower back or buttocks at Wells Road Intermediate School two years ago.
His original charges included two counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and three counts of breach of peace.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, one of the girls said Klein touched her on March 1, 2011. Two other girls, both of whom said they witnessed that incident, reported that Klein had touched them inappropriately a year earlier.
Klein was arrested after a joint investigation by the state Department of Children and Family Services and the Granby Police Department. The investigation was triggered by an initial disclosure by a Granby Public Schools staff member.
According to the state judicial branch website, Klein's charges were reduced to misdemeanors and he was given accelerated rehabilitation, which is available only to those with no prior criminal record.
With accelerated rehabilitation, Klein has been given a period of unsupervised probation for up to two years at the judge's discretion. If he completes the program without incident, the charges are dismissed.
Klein's next court date is June 5.