Ledyard High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student

Ledyard – Police arrested a Ledyard High School teacher Monday on charges relating to an alleged sexual relationship with a student, according to a police press release.

William C. Friskey, 36, of 14 Pattagansett Court No. 2, East Lyme, has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

The Ledyard Police Department initiated its investigation of Friskey after the Ledyard public schools administration contacted the department with concerns about a relationship between Friskey and a female student.

The Board of Education wrote in a statement Monday, “This individual is currently on administrative leave from the Board pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings. The Board shares the concern that parents and the public at large will have in receiving this news. As a school district, the Board continues to uphold high standards for our staff and anyone working with children. Staff members are in a position of significant trust and they must at all times be held responsible and accountable for adhering to established policies and the law.

“The District is cooperating with the police investigation.

"As this matter involves pending internal disciplinary proceedings as well as criminal proceedings, the Board will make no further comment on this matter.”

Friskey was released on $75,000 bond and is slated to appear in New London Superior Court on July 14, according to the police release. The East Lyme Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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