Vernon's top education official had limited comment on Friday regarding the year's suspended sentence and one-year probation assignment a psychologist in the public school system who lives in Enfield has received for second-degree unlawful restraint.
Vernon Superintendent of Schools Mary Conway said on Friday morning, “The district is aware of the result of the hearing and we are taking that under advisement while considering the next steps.”
The plea and sentence were reported on the state Judicial Department's Web site.
David Pino, of 1 Keen Court, Enfield, worked at Center Road School in Vernon, one of five elementary schools in town, at the time of his arrest. He has been on administrative assignment at the central office since being charged last December.
Pino was 42 at the time of his arrest. He was originally charged with second-degree sexual assault and voyeurism, according to a clerk at the Enfield Superior Court.
Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said at the time of the arrest that Pino had no prior criminal record in Enfield.
Vernon school officials said in December that no crimes were committed in Vernon.
Vernon Superintendent of Schools Mary Conway had issued the following statement Thursday about Pino's arrest:
"The school district has been informed of the arrest of school psychologist David Pino. The district has been assured that the charges are in no way related to employees within the Vernon Public Schools nor do the charges relate in any way to children. Mr. Pino has been reassigned from his position at Center Road School to work in the central administration office. The district has no further comment."
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