HARTFORD (AP) — Police have arrested a former Hartford Public Schools official who resigned last week after being accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a minor.
Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley says 57-year-old Eduardo Genao was charged with felony risk of injury to a minor on Wednesday.
Genao had worked for the school system since 2005, most recently as executive director of compliance before stepping down in the midst of a police investigation.
Mayor Luke Bronin’s office says Hartford police investigated allegations that Genao carried on an inappropriate text message relationship with a girl who wasn’t a student in the city.
The school system has faced criticism for its handling of the situation after a tipster came forward with the allegations in March.
An attorney representing Genao couldn’t be reached for comment.
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