Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault


Danielle Watkins

A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police.

Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with the alleged inappropriate relationship , according to police.

She is also charged with sale of marijuana and risk of injury to a minor in connection with providing marijuana to a second 15-year-old boy, according to police.

The 18-year old victim came to police in late June to report the inappropriate relationship, telling police he had engaged in numerous sexual encounters with Watkins between September 2013 and June 2014, according to police.

Police executed a warrant search of Watkins’ car, phone, and home the next day, pulling over her car.  A police examination of the phone turned  up more than 2,000 text messages, including evidence of nude photos of herself sent by Watkins to the boy, according to police.

She was held on $100,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on July 31, according to police.