PAWTUCKET—A substitute teacher who was working at Slater Junior High School last week was arrested on Wednesday after a female student alleged that he had touched her inappropriately.
Warren Tassone, 22, of 180 Rounds Ave., Providence, was charged with second-degree child molestation (forcible fondling), according to police.
Maj. Arthur Martins said the arrest was based on a report made by a student in Tassone’s classroom that he had allegedly touched her inappropriately over her clothing. He said the police had been called by the principal to conduct an investigation after a complaint was initially made by several students.
Tassone was arraigned in 6th District Court where he was released on personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from the victim. He was scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference on Feb. 18.
A quick check of R.I. court records shows no prior record for Tassone.
Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke said that while Tassone “deserves to get his day in court,” he would not be invited back to substitute in the Pawtucket School District. “Even with minor complaints, we don’t usually invite them back,” she said.