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Connecticut special education teacher charged in sexual assault of student

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Connecticut special education teacher has been charged with second-degree sexual assault after police say she engaged in a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student.

The Connecticut Post reports 31-year-old Laura Ramos has been placed on administrative leave from her position at Central High School in Bridgeport following her arrest Tuesday.

The arrest was a collaboration between Bridgeport police, school resource officers and the superintendent's office, police told the Hartford Courant.

Ramos' lawyer says his client is "cloaked in the presumption of innocence."

Officers were called to the high school June 9 following a complaint of a sexual assault. Officers say a student at the school told a teacher Ramos had been having sexual intercourse with one of her students in the special education program.

Police say Ramos told them she had a relationship with the victim from Dec. 23, 2016 until April 2017.

The school district wouldn't release more information to the Hartford Courtant about Ramos' employment status, how long she worked for Bridgeport schools and what subject she taught.

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