School Board Member Accused Of Assaulting Teen

February 23, 2020 - 3:53 pm

Photo by WTIC's Will Purcell


STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut school board member who was accused of sexually assaulting a teen is resisting calls to resign from his post. 
 Stratford Board of Education Member Robert DeLorenzo took a plea deal in the case and was convicted of first-degree reckless endangerment, according to The Connecticut Post. 
 Democratic Town Committee Chair Stephanie Phillips and others have called on DeLorenzo, a Democrat, to resign from the board. 
 But DeLorenzo says he has no plans to step down and insists the efforts to get him to resign are politically motivated.
   Police said DeLorenzo assaulted a 13-year-old girl, who told authorities that DeLorenzo told her he would kill her if she told anyone about it. 
     DeLorenzo denies ever assaulting the girl. 
 School Board Chairwoman Allison DelBene said that the board has no power to remove him from his post.