ENFIELD, CT (AP) – An Enfield High School teacher who had faced sexual assault charges for spanking a misbehaving female student has been sentenced on reduced charges.
The Journal-Inquirer reports that 54-year-old Francis Hajosy received a three-month suspended sentence and one year of probation on Tuesday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor breach of peace. A charge of fourth-degree sexual assault was dropped.
Authorities say the student was struck four times on the buttocks in June after putting her feet on a desk and shooting some spray glue into the air.
Hajosy’s lawyer says his client will also voluntarily stay away from the girl and her family.
Hajosy, of Stafford, was placed on paid leave after his arrest in July.
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