Sex Assault Charge Against Teacher's Aide Dropped

Prosecutors in Massachusetts have dropped a sexual assault charge against a Milton teacher's aide.

The Patriot Ledger reports the Norfolk District Attorney's Office has filed a court declaration saying it will no longer prosecute the case against John O'Connor, a teacher's aide at the Cunningham School in Milton.

The trial had been scheduled to start Monday in Quincy District Court but prosecutors say the victim, a kindergarten student at the time, has asked not to testify.

O'Connor has been on administrative leave since April 5.


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Milton Police arrested him April 13 and charged O'Connor with indecent assault and battery on a person under the age of 14. Prosecutors can still bring the case forward again if other evidence becomes available.

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