A Massachusetts college student has been charged with two counts of rape of a child with force, according to Enterprise News.
The young man, identified as 21-year-old Stonehill College student Kevin Treseler, participated in a federally subsidized tutoring program as part of his work-study responsibilities. Police say the alleged victim in the case is an 8-year-old girl who attends the school he tutored at, and the assaults happened multiple times at the school during school hours.
Treseler had worked as a math tutor for third graders at the Angelo Elementary School, where the assaults allegedly occurred, since the beginning of this year. According to the Boston Globe, the tutoring sessions usually took place at the back of classrooms with teachers present.
Treseler, a former track star, was described in the Taunton Daily Gazette as hard-working and polite. He had previously been arrested in 2009 for possession of marijuana.
The Globe reports that Treseler pleaded not guilty to all charges, which also include two counts of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14. He has been suspended from Stonehill College.
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