STAMFORD — A former Stamford substitute teacher is being suspected during a civil suit of sexual contact with a Westhill high school student in 2016.
According to a suit filed against the town of Stamford, a former student at the high school claims that Reuel Camacho engaged in sexual conduct along with her around August 2016.
The plaintiff, solely known within the suit as “Jane Doe,” conjointly alleges that Camacho provided her with alcohol and medicines.
According to the suit, Camacho was used as a part of the district’s music program.
But in line with Stamford schools’ payroll records, Camacho wasn’t an office worker of the district till Gregorian calendar month 2017, once he was employed as a substitute teacher, aforementioned Chris Soules, director of human resources for the district. inline with Soules, Camacho was a substitute till August 2019, at that purpose he resigned.
Soules provided an inventory of Stamford faculties wherever Camacho accepted assignments as a substitute. They embrace elementary faculties Davenport Ridge, Hart, Springdale, Stark, Toquam, and Westover, still as middle faculties Dolan and switch of the watercourse. Camacho conjointly accepted assignments at Rogers International college and Strawberry Hill college.
Camacho is presently an associate worker of Waterbury Public faculties, in line with Waterbury faculties representative Belen Michelis.
The suit claims that the alleged incident was caused by the “negligence and carelessness” of town staff. Further, it claims the town failed to fitly supervise or train Camacho adequately, claiming he “posed a predictable risk of hurt to others.”
The suit conjointly claims that the varsity district didn’t warn the complainant that Camacho had a “propensity to behave during a dangerous, violent associated/or inappropriate manner” which he “behaved inappropriately with alternative students,” however doesn’t specify what that behavior was.
Further, the suit claims the town knew or ought to have famous that Camacho was unfit to be a tutor.
The plaintiff claims she suffered physical pain from the alleged abuse, still as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder which she spent “large sums of money” on hospital bills, medical aid, and drugs.
She is seeking cash damages bigger than $15,000.
A remote hearing within the case is regular for 9:30 a.m. Monday.
According to the Connecticut judicial branch’s website, Camacho is being delineated by Stamford lawyer Mark Sherman. A message was left for Sherman at his workplace, however, he failed to respond in time for the publication of this story.
Kathryn Emmett, corporation counsel for the town of Stamford, declined to comment.
The law workplace of Moore, Brien & Foti, that is representing the coed, was conjointly contacted, however, no representatives from the firm responded.