22-Year-Old Teacher Charged With S3xual Assault For S3x With 18-Year-Old Student

Tayler Ivy Boncal is a 22-year-old teacher at Conard High School in West Hartford. She was charged with sexual assault on Thursday. The charge came after there were reports that Boncal was involved with an 18-year-old student, according to the Hartford Courant. The woman was hired as a student teacher back in December, and that is when she met the teen.

According to the newspaper, once Tayler completed her fall student teaching position, she decided to stay on the faculty as an assistant track coach. The 18-year-old told police that the two began texting one another on December 13th after he asked Tayler for her phone number. Authorities note that Boncal would invite the teen over to her house a number of times and the two would have intercourse.

It has been reported that according to police, Boncal has been charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault. The Hartford Courant reports, “She is accused of engaging in intercourse and oral sex with the student under a statute that prohibits sexual contact between teachers and students in their schools.”

Police have also added that the sexual encounters took place from December 25th to January 11th at the young woman’s home in New Britain. It was reported by Tom Moore, superintendent of West Hartford Schools, that a “concerned parent” tipped off school officials about the alleged relationship. School officials then notified the police.

It’s been reported that both the 18-year-old and the former teacher told police that the student was the one who initiated the relationship. The teen asked for the woman’s number around mid-December. The two started texting on December 13th. Boncal told police that the teen was really kind to her and that she loved him and had serious feelings for him.

According to the Courant, the alleged victim initially denied the relationship to investigators but eventually told them of the encounters. The student told officials that he had lost his cell phone, but the two had been exchanging sexually explicit photos and messages. Though most of this was done via Facebook Messenger. Police noted that the victim refused to provide a written statement.

They continued, noting: “The victim expressed concern for Boncal with regard to the outcome of this investigation.” The Principal of the school, Julio Duarte, notified parents of Boncal’s arrest on Friday, writing a letter to them. Boncal was arraigned on Thursday and has since been released from custody, according to reports. She is set for court on March 1st. The principal noted in his letter, “Whether someone is 21, 41 or 61, the moment they are a part of a school as a student teacher, mentor or coach, they enter into a sacred trust with our students and community.”

Tayler Boncal, an assistant track coach and former student teacher at Conard High School in West Hartford, is accused of having sex with 18-year-old student at her school.

A concerned parent notified the assistant superintendent for administration in West Hartford, Dr. Andrew Morrow, Fox 61 reports.

Morrow launched an investigation on January 12, and Boncal, who was 21 when the relationship began, was fired later that month.

The district also notified the police, and Boncal turned herself in to police on Thursday.

Despite the teen’s age, a state statute prohibits sexual relations between teachers and their students.

He told police the relationship had started in December after he asked for her number.

Boncal is now charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault.

A spokesperson for the Town of West Hartford said the couple were in love. The student’s parents have asked that she not be prosecuted.

The teacher joined Conard High School in December 2017 and was fired just over a year later in January 2018.

Conard Principal Julio Duarte sent a letter home to parents informing them of the allegations.

‘I know that there have been rumors amongst students these past few weeks. Now that the police action has concluded, I am able to inform you of an incident that I was made aware of between a former student teacher/assistant coach and a student,’ he wrote.

‘As educators, we are entrusted to protect and educate all of our students and know there are certain boundaries that can never be crossed. Also, we will not tolerate any behavior that compromises the safety or well-being of our students.

‘ I hope you will not let the misconduct of this one individual cast a shadow over all of our staff members who demonstrate their commitment to our students every day.’

A 22-year-old former student teacher and track coach at a Connecticut high school has been charged with sexual assault for having intercourse and oral sex with an 18-year-old student.

Tayler Ivy Boncal met the student in question while she was student teaching at Conard High School in West Hartford; the 18-year-old was in some of her classes. But the two began having sexual relations at the end of December, when Boncal’s student teaching gig had ended and she was assigned as an assistant track and field coach at the school.

Boncal has been charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to police. “She is accused of engaging in intercourse and oral sex with the student under a statute that prohibits sexual contact between teachers and students in their schools,” reports the Hartford Courant.

A “concerned parent” tipped off school officials about the alleged relationship, said West Hartford schools Superintendent Tom Moore on Friday. School officials then notified police.

According to police, the sexual encounters took place at the young woman’s home in New Britain from December 25 to January 11.

Both the 18-year-old and the former teacher told police that it was the student who initiated the relationship, asking Boncal for her phone number in mid-December. The duo began texting one another on December 13.

The former teacher told police “that the victim was kind to her,” says the affidavit. “Boncal stated that she loved the victim and was emotional regarding her feelings for him.”

According to the Courant, the alleged victim “initially denied the relationship to investigators, but eventually told them of the encounters,” per the affidavit. The student claimed he had lost his cell phone, but the two had exchanged sexually explicit photos and messages, though most of the correspondence was done via Facebook Messenger.

“The victim refused to provide a written statement,” said police. “The victim expressed concern for Boncal with regard to the outcome of this investigation.”

Conard High School Principal Julio Duarte informed parents of Boncal’s arrest on Friday in a letter sent to parents.

“As educators, we are entrusted to protect and educate all of our students and know there are certain boundaries that can never be crossed,” wrote Duarte in the letter. “Also, we will not tolerate any behavior that compromises the safety or well-being of our students. I hope you will not let the misconduct of this one individual cast a shadow over all of our staff members who demonstrate their commitment to our students every day.”

Superintendent Moore added, “Whether someone is 21, 41, or 61, the moment they are a part of a school as a student teacher, mentor, or coach, they enter into a sacred trust with our students and community.”

Boncal was arraigned on Thursday and has since been released from custody. She’s set for court on March 1.

Boncal was terminated from her position as assistant track coach.