Catholic Church Admits Prov. School Aide Arrested for Sexual Assault Worked at Cathedral
GoLocalProv News Team and Kate Nagle, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, GoLocalProv.com
A teacher's aide at a Providence Middle School who was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor had been working part time at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence, GoLocal has learned.
Anthony Tedeschi, who was arrested on January 8 by the Providence Police and Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, had been under investigation for an incident that occurred at Esek Hopkins Middle School on October 23 where another aide observed Tedeschi "inappropriately touching" a 13 year old male student with autism.
Diocese Releases Info After GoLocal Inquiry
The Diocese would not give dates as to Tedeschi's service or position, but only provided . . .
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