Former teacher from Milford arraigned on sex charges
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BRIDGEPORT ]] A former Central High School teacher was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges that she sexually assaulted a special education student.
Laura Ramos, 31, of Pond Point Avenue in Milford, sat in the back of the courtroom with her husband until her name was called. She then stood beside her lawyer, Edward Gavin, before Superior Court Judge Kevin Doyle with her hands clasped.
At the request of Assistant State's Attorney Donal Collimore, the judge ordered the case transferred from the Golden Hill Street to the Main Street courthouse for a plea hearing on July 25.
Ramos then left the courthouse with her husband.
"She is presumed innocent and we look forward to proceeding on this matter,” Gavin said later.
The blond-haired, blue-eyed Ramos, who is married and the mother of a young child, is charged with second-degree sexual assault.
Police said in a video recorded statement Ramos admitted having sex with the 18-year-old student "a hand full of times.” beginning Dec. 23, 2016 until April 2017. She said most of the time they had sex in her car.
Ramos, who has been teaching special education at the high school, resigned following her arrest.
Police said on June 9 officers were called to Central High School for a complaint of a sex assault. Principal Eric Graf told officers that a teacher reported that one of his students told him Ramos had been having sex with one of her students from the special education program.
Police said the student witness told them Ramos had been texting him for some time, often relating her personal problems and complained that "her guy,” didn't want to have sex with her anymore.
The student witness said he believed the, "her guy,” Ramos was referring to was another male students who he often saw with the teacher, "making eyes at each other like flirting,” police said.