Married school employee accused of having sex with 11-year-old boy in her car near his school

Alyson Cranick, 42, turned herself into police Tuesday and was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of risk of injury to a minor, and impairing the morals of children, WFSB reported.

The married mother of two was earlier fired as an administrative assistant at E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield after being accused of repeatedly having sex with the boy when he was just 11 and 12, according to the outlet.

Over two months, the boy “snuck out of his house on at least 14 occasions during the overnight hours to meet with Cranick,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by WFSB.

She either waited by “hiding behind a bush on a neighbor’s property or walking up to his house,” according to the document.

He and Cranick allegedly had sex in her car on multiple occasions and had also kissed at Horace Porter School in Columbia, according to court documents cited by NBC Connecticut.

She even made the boy a bracelet with the acronym “BFFLWB,” meaning “Best Friends for Life With Benefits,” the warrant said.

Police were made aware in September of a reported sex assault involving a minor that happened in the summer of 2022.

The boy told a relative that he’d earlier been communicating with the educator over iMessage and Snapchat before switching to Discord.

Cranick “emotionally manipulated [the boy] into spending more time with her,” but he eventually refused to meet her and did not want to have any further relations with her, according to the warrant.

The accused perv​ told investigators that she did not initiate sexual contact and “downplayed any inappropriate reasoning for communicating [with the boy],” the warrant states.

She also claimed she was trying to comfort him because he was scared about family matters, officials said.

Cranick was fired from the high school after the investigation was completed.

The Columbia school district informed the community about the disturbing allegations in a lengthy statement.

“Clearly, any allegation of inappropriate contact with minors is disturbing and causes concerns about the safety of the children in our school community,” the message by Superintendent Barbara Wilson reads.

“Columbia community members should be reassured that the safety of children is the district’s foremost concern. The Columbia Board of Education has adopted robust policies and procedures to promote the safety and well-being of all our children,” it states.

“My hope is that this horrific and appalling situation will not cast a shadow over the important work carried out by the Columbia School District’s teachers and staff members, who provide an outstanding education and safe environment for our students every day,” the statement adds.

A judge told Cranick’s parents that they have to pay 10% percent of the $500,000 bond to release her and take her back to Pennsylvania, where she’s originally from, WFSB reported.

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