Stamford Teacher Admitted For Psychiatric Care After Sex Assault Arrest

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The Stamford teacher accused of having sex with an18-year-old student was admitted into a psychiatric center.
The Stamford teacher accused of having sex with an18-year-old student was admitted into a psychiatric center. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford High School teacher accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student was admitted into a psychiatric care facility after being arrested on June 27, according to the Stamford Times. 

Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk was arrested on charges of two counts of sexual assault and one count of selling marijuana as well as one charge of selling marijuana to a 15-year-old, police said. 

Watkins had more that 20 sexual encounters with the student between September 2013 and June 2014, police said. 

A search of Watkins' cellphone revealed more than 2,000 text messages and hundreds of calls between the teacher and her victim, police said. 

Watkins was admitted to Silver Hills Hospital in New Canaan, the Stamford Times reported. She posted $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 31, the Stamford Times reported. 

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