GREENWICH, Conn. — A former theater teacher at a Connecticut private school who is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old student will not be allowed to participate in a probation program that would remove the arrest from his record.

The Stamford Advocate reports that a state judge on Wednesday denied an application for accelerated rehabilitation by 25-year-old Jesse Lozano, of New York City. The judge cited the serious nature of the allegation.

Lozano was charged in July with felony risk of injury to a child.

Lozano’s attorney says the texts were out of character for Lozano. He says Lozano was trying to explain some of the plays discussed in class at the Greenwich school.

Prosecutors say Lozano planned to meet the girl at his home, but never did.


Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

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