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Watertown teacher accused of touching students faces judge

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Stanley Mikrut (Watertown police) Stanley Mikrut (Watertown police)
WATERTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

A Watertown High School teacher accused of inappropriately touching two students faced a judge on Tuesday.

Stanley Mikrut, 61, of Southbury, is accused of inappropriately touching students between last fall and this past June, according to police.

He was arrested on Oct. 7.

The victims were under the age of 18, police said.

According to court documents, the allegations were brought to the attention of school officials after one victim told her father. Mikrut was then placed on administrative leave.

That’s when the sordid details of alleged picture taking, touching and sexual innuendo would be uncovered.

The victim told police Mikrut would buy them weekly dinners from a local restaurant. The victim said it seemed like the longtime teacher was "testing the waters, seeing how far he could push it.”

The victim said those dinners would turn into requests to do things like “dance in the rain, wiggle her tongue, and kiss a girl on the cheek," all in exchange for money.

The victim also told police Mikrut offered up his home, saying she could live with him and his wife.

The victims said they were inappropriately touched during study and classroom sessions, where Mikrut “was always touching her, either rubbing her hands and arms, playing with her hair, putting his arm around her shoulders when she would ask him a question.” 

The victim told police Mikrut once touched her private area. That’s something the teacher denies, but when police interviewed him, they say he admitted to nearly everything else…the dinners, the offers to live with him, the touching, but insisted none of it was sexual.

He even admitted to taking pictures of students’ feet, saying “in the proper context, perhaps” it would excite him.

Mikrut was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.

He was released on a $25,000 bond.

Mikrut has worked with the Watertown school district for 15 years.

A number of students told Eyewitness News that they didn't believe the accusations. They defended Mikrut online.

However, there were some who defended the victims. They said the victims wouldn't like about what happened.

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