Concerns about a part-time Connecticut school lunch aid’s alleged sexual misconduct were reportedly dismissed by the New Fairfield Middle School principal prior to police arresting her for sexually assaulting a student.
According to Fox News Digital, concerns arose about Andie Rosafort, 31, on December 1, after a complaint about possible sexual misconduct. Court documents indicate that an email exchange between the New Fairfield Middle School principal, Karen Gruetzner, and Rosafort occurred that day after someone made concerns about Rosafort on social media.
“Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today about the concerns regarding social media and maintaining appropriate boundaries and communication with students,” Gruetzner said in the email to Rosafort.
“As we discussed, there was a report that insinuated some images were seen and/or shared with high school students from your social media account.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Rosafort is now accused of sexually assaulting a student after sending nude videos and photos of herself to him via Snapchat and Instagram. The victim said he never had Rosafort’s phone number and all communication occurred over social media platforms.
The school initially “determined that the content was not inappropriate,” according to the email exchange, with Gruetzner reportedly warning Rosafort that “caution should be exercised” when exchanging messages with students.
Rosafort allegedly told the principal that she never directly sends text messages to students.
The probable cause affidavit indicated that Rosafort started communicating with the eighth-grade victim in the school lunchroom. The conversations were initially appropriate but continued throughout the summer of 2022 and over time, turned sexual in nature when the victim started high school.
An investigation began on January 17 after New Fairfield police received a call from Fairfield High School school administrators who reported a “possible inappropriate behavior between an employee and a teenage student.”
On January 13, another child reportedly told a parent that a friend (the victim) left a gathering, then returned acting strangely. The child then said they later learned that the friend had left to meet with an adult for sexual reasons, although the victim initially said he was meeting up with his family, according to News 8.
When investigators interviewed the 14-year-old victim, he said he had been chatting with Rosafort for numerous months. The arrest affidavit indicated that Rosafort was said to have talked with numerous “freshman boys” on social media.
The victim told investigators that Rosafort asked him if he “wanted to see something” before sending him a naked photo of herself. The boy said he sent a message back, asking Rosafort if she sent the photo to him by mistake but Rosafort then sent another photo and allegedly asked the boy to send a nude photo of himself.
Afterward, Rosafort allegedly continued to send photos and videos of herself, including a video of her masturbating. The victim reportedly said that Rosafort would also attend his sporting events and take photos and videos of him while he played.
Investigators used phone locations to determine that the defendant and victim were in the same vicinity and at the same time that he said sex occurred with her. Police also found a photo of the child shirtless in Rosafort’s phone.
Rosafort was subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree sexual assault, the use of a computer to entice a minor, impairing the morals of a minor, and risk of injury or injury. She has pleaded not guilty.
Judge Robin Pavia issued a protective order that prohibits Rosafart from contacting the victim and using social media. She’s also required to stay at least 100 feet yards away from him.
Rosafort’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 12. She’s facing charges that include second-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, and enticing a minor by computer.
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