Officials in Brookline are notifying parents after a former school employee has been charged with aggravated statutory rape.
Carlos Morales, 29, of Brookline, is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on the aggravated statutory rape charge after he pleaded not guilty in Brookline District Court Wednesday. The dangerousness hearing will be Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Brookline Police issued a short release about the charges Wednesday that said the investigation is ongoing but the victim is a juvenile and no further information will be released. By court order, Morales’s charging documents at Brookline District Court have been sealed.
Morales worked as a paraprofessional with special-needs students at Brookline’s Pierce School and at Brookline’s Devotion School several years ago, according to Superintendent of Schools Bill Lupini.
Morales no longer works for the district and the alleged incident did not occur on school property, according to a statement the school district sent out Wednesday after Morales’s arrest Tuesday night.
Lupini said there were no disciplinary problems with Morales while he was working for the school district, but school officials spent much of the day Wednesday reaching out to students and families of students who had worked with Morales.
Lupini said the school district is cooperating with the police investigation.
The arrest comes after two town employees were arrested in separate incidents this month.