PD: Oxford High School teacher charged after failing to report suspected sex child abuse

New Haven

An Oxford High School teacher has been arrested after he allegedly failed to report suspected child sex abuse approximately two years ago.

According to officials, on Wednesday around 1:00 p.m., 48-year-old Jeffrey Giovacchino was arrested on the strength of a warrant resulting from an investigation into the suspected abuse.

An arrest warrant shows that one of his students told investigators that she told Giovacchino that she had been sexually assaulted at a party.

Under state law, he is required to report it to authorities, but police said he did not do so.

Right now, he is on leave.

News 8 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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