Kyle Damato-Kushel has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after abusing a student of Wooster Middle School in Stratford, Connecticut. The charges, specifically, include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
According to The Connecticut Post, Kushel worked as one of the boy’s pre-school teachers before he was a student at the middle school, when the abuse allegedly occurred.
Damato-Kushel confirmed that she was giving up her right to trial during the guilty plea.
Under the plea bargain, Damato-Kushel will face 18 months in prison when she is sentenced on March 14. She will also be forced to register as a sex offender.
“It is an agreed recommendation,” said Damato-Kushel’s lawyer, Richard Meehan Jr, of the deal.
“The state’s attorney’s office handled the case with sensitivity and professionalism and the victim feels it is a fair and sensible way to resolve the case short of trial,” said James Clarke, who represents the victim in this case,