Danbury HS teacher charged with sexual assault of high school boy

Kayla Mooney

Kayla Mooney

DANBURY – A first year high school science teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with a student has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and providing alcohol to a minor.

Kayla Mooney, 24, of Danbury turned herself into police headquarters at 5 p.m. Tuesday following a seven-week investigation.

Mooney was placed on administrative leave Feb. 10 after allegations that she had inappropriate sexual contact with a male student. Her name was not released at the time because she had not been charged with a crime.

Mooney remains on paid leave, said Sal Pascarella, the superintendent of schools.

Pascarella sent high school parents an automated message Tuesday night informing them of the teacher’s arrest.

Pascarella did not provide details about the incident, except that it happened off campus late last year.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton declined to comment.

Mooney was released without bail and is due in Court on April 14.

Rob Ryser