- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Police in Rhode Island have charged a Pawtucket school social worker with molesting a student.

WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/2xLZUSQ ) reports that 65-year-old Clifton Kelly has been charged with one count of second-degree child molestation. Kelly was arraigned on Saturday and later released.

According to a statement by Pawtucket school superintendent Patricia DiCenso, Kelly is no longer employed with the department. She says the department reported the situation to the state Department of Children, Youth and Families and police.

Kelly, of Warwick, previously served as an assistant principal and principal in Providence and South Kingstown respectively before working at Cunningham Elementary School in Pawtucket. He also owned an alternative school in Warwick.

Kelly did not return a reporter’s phone call.


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