GREENWICH, Conn. -- A music teacher is facing a charge that he made an “unsuitable request” to a 10-year-old student during a private lesson in Greenwich, police said.
Greenwich Police charged Sean Jackson, 41, of 2289 Bedford St., Unit G18, Stamford, with risk of injury to a child. Jackson turned himself in to police on Wednesday. He was released on $500 cash bond and he is scheduled to make his first appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford on July 30.
Police didn’t release the gender of the 10-year-old student involved, and Lt. Kraig Gray declined to state what the request was. The incident happened at what police said was a private school in town. Police declined to provide any further details.
Jackson, a native of Barbados, was the organist and music director at Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich but was terminated Thursday morning, said the church's senior pastor Chuck Davis.
Jackson had been placed on suspension on Tuesday after he informed the church he was under investigation, Davis said.
"It was terrible news and we are deeply saddened," Davis said. "No community wants to go through this."
Davis said there are no allegations of anything ever happening on the church's property or connected with the church's ministry.
Jackson has performed in concerts around the world, according to his website. He is a 2004 graduate of The Juilliard School, where he also received both master’s and doctorate degrees.
Jackson was also a part-time music instructor at Convent of the Sacred Heart, according to the school but is no longer employed, the school said in a statement.
"Sean Jackson was a part-time music instructor during the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. Jackson is no longer employed by Convent of the Sacred Heart and we are not aware of any inappropriate behavior involving our students during the 10 months he was a member of our community," said Kathleen Failla, Director of Public Relations and Communications. "We are fully cooperating with the Greenwich Police who have informed the School that this charge does not involve a CSH student."
Police are asking anyone if they have experienced any similar incidents or know of any incidents to contact the Special Victims Section at 203-622-8030.