Former Auburn Music Teacher Arraigned on Child Rape Charges


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A retired Auburn elementary school music teacher was arraigned on Thursday, August 23rd in Worcester Superior Court on indictments alleging aggravated sexual abuse of a child, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Stephen Jaszek, 62, of South Hadley, is charged with four counts of aggravated rape of a child and one count of aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child.

The incidents allegedly occurred 9 to 10 years ago at the former Julia Bancroft School during school hours.  Auburn Police are continuing to investigate the case. Anyone with information or questions regarding this matter is asked to call the Auburn Police Department at (5080 832-7777 or the District Attorney’s Children’s Advocacy Center at 508-792-0214.

In addition to setting $5,000 cash bail, Judge Janet Kenton-Walker ordered him to stay away and have no contact with the victim, have no unsupervised contact with anyone under age 16 except his son and be monitored with a GPS bracelet. The case was continued to September 24th.