After An Arrest For Sexual Assault, A Special Education Assistant At Greenwich High School Has Been Placed On Administrative Leave.
Andrew Knapp, 28, of 40 Riverside Ave., Riverside, was arrested March 29 after he surrendered to police custody on an active warrant.
He was charged with fourth degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
No details about the victim or the nature of the crime were given, because the arrest warrant in the case has been sealed.
Mr. Knapp is due in Stamford Superior Court on April 7.
GHS special education assistant charged with sexual assault
Debra Friedman, STAFF WRITER
Published: 09:48 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2010
.....Sgt. Mark Zuccerella, head of the department's Youth Division, said detectives began investigating Knapp after the they received a complaint from the victim's family. Police said the incident happened in Greenwich, but they could not indicate where.
"We've been investigating this since the beginning of this year," Zuccerella said. "It involved us having to contact other agencies and talk to people outside Greenwich, which took a little bit longer than we would have liked.".....
.....Kim Eves, spokeswoman for Greenwich Public Schools, said Knapp was put on leave with pay a result of the charges. Eves said the human resources office knew of Knapp's arrest before Thursday, but did not say when his administrative leave started. A message seeking comment on Knapp's arrest was left with Chris Winters, the headmaster of Greenwich High School.....
.....Knapp had a brief stint as an assistant coach for the Greenwich High School boys swim team last year. In a January 2009 Greenwich Time article, head swim coach Terry Lowe credited Knapp, along with assistant coach Paul Ramaley, for "keeping the squad sharp." Knapp is no longer listed as an assistant coach with the team. Lowe did not return a call for comment. Messages were left with Gus Lindine, the athletic director for Greenwich High School regarding Knapp's coaching status.......
Greenwich High School Staff Directory Page For Andrew Knapp Lists Him As A Professional Assistant In The Cantor House And The Special Education Department