Newport's 2019 'Teacher of the Year' arrested for Sexual Assault
NEWPORT, RI (WLNE) - Newport's 2019 'Teacher of the Year', Steven Kalble, 66, was arrested Monday for sexual assault.
Kalble is Director of Culinary Arts at the Newport Area Career Center & Tech Center.
He is currently on administrative leave and is to have no contact with students, according to Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain.
"This morning one of our RHS Newport Area and Career Technical Center teachers, Steven Kalble, was arraigned in district court," Burns said in a brief statement Tuesday. "The school department will follow all appropriate procedures in investigating and reviewing the situation."
He is charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault.
Kalble was arraigned in Newport Second Division District Court on Tuesday and entered no plea.
He was released on bail and was ordered to have no contact with the juvenile victim.
He is due back in court on July 25.
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