Police sought an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Tyler Wells after speaking with the alleged victim and reading text messages he sent to her phone.
Wells surrendered to police on Wednesday and was arraigned in Superior Court in Enfield on four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. He is free on a promise to appear in court and he is scheduled to return on Aug. 22.
When investigators first spoke with the girl on June 14, she denied the relationship and said she and Wells were only close friends, and she later told investigators that she had kissed him two separate times and that he had pulled away, the warrant says.
A few days later, the girl went to police with what she said was the “full truth” about her relationship with Wells, the warrant says. She said she had been sitting next to him during class since December when he moved her desk next to his, the warrant says.
In March they exchanged phone numbers and began sending each other text messages, the warrant says. Investigators looked through the girl’s phone and found several messages from Wells, with most asking how the other is doing, the warrant says. In other messages, Wells compliments the girl’s body and says he loves a pair of pants she wore to class, the warrant says.
The girl told police that she and Wells “made out” the first time before homeroom in March, that she would go to his classroom every day and that they usually “made out” during fourth period. In addition to making out, she said, Wells also touched her breast, her buttocks and her inner thigh, the warrant says.
She told police that she and Wells stopped text messaging each other in April and that they kissed for the last time in May, the warrant states.
Wells has been on administrative leave since June 14, according to Superintendent of Schools John Gallacher.
Source : courant