Former Student Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teacher

Cranston HS teacher sexually assaulted WJAR
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Police say a teacher at a Rhode Island high school was sexually assaulted by a former student who came back to the school for a visit.

Investigators say 18-year-old Adam Yidana returned to Cranston High School West on Sept. 22. They say he sought out a teacher and spoke to her briefly before attempting to hug her and grab her breast.

The teacher reported the incident to police, and after an investigation, Cranston police learned that the student is currently attending The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

He was arrested there on a second-degree sexual assault charge and was eventually released on $10,000 personal recognizance. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

School officials say a current Cranston High School West student let Yidana through the front doors, which were locked at the time.

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