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North Stonington man, a former Plainfield teacher, accused of having relationships with students

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A North Stonington man is facing sexual assault and other charges after police said he had inappropriate relationships with minors and provided drugs to at least one child.

Plainfield police on Tuesday arrested Craig N. McCue, 31, of 118 Main St., North Stonington, on two counts of fourth-degree sexual assualt and seven counts of risk of injury to a minor. He was formerly an eighth grade social studies teacher and coach at Plainfield Central School.

The investigation began May 15, after a parent complained to police about inappropriate text messages on their child's cellphone. Some messages had inappropriate photographs and "admission of supplying the child with marijuana," police said in a news release.

Police said they learned the messages were from McCue and that he had "several inappropriate relationships with other minors."

"All victims at the time were under the age of 16 and were either students, former students, or players he had coached," police said. Officers obtained three warrants for McCue's arrest.

He was taken into custody about 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said, and was being held on a $200,000 court-set bond. He was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Danielson on Wednesday.

Plainfield police are asking anyone who may have additional information related to McCue to contact their department at (860) 564-0804.

According to his LinkedIn page, McCue had been working for Plainfield schools for a little over three years; before that, he was a coach for seven years at Wheeler High School in North Stonington and a substitute teacher for Stonington for a year and a half.

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