Former Stratford aide arrested for having sexual relations with minors at Trumbull Marriott

A Stratford woman was arrested on one count of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree and four counts of risk of injury to a minor at the Trumbull Police Department around 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11.

Police said Kyle Damato-Kushel, 46, turned herself in on a warrant that stemmed from a sexual assault investigation involving two juvenile males at the Trumbull Marriott in August 2014.

According to a report, Damato-Kushel had sexual relations with a 16-year-old Stratford boy and his friend, a 15-year-old Stratford resident, in the hotel.

The Stratford Police Department contacted Trumbull detectives about an open investigation that was taking place in their jurisdiction, the report added.

Trumbull police said Damato-Kushel had sexual relations with the two minors only once at the Marriott, and that their charges were separate from those stemming from the Stratford investigation.

Damato-Kushel turned herself in at Trumbull police headquarters Monday night and then posted $50,000 bond. Her attorney told police that she refused to be interviewed regarding the charges.

She is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Jan. 21.

Damato-Kushel, a former paraprofessional at Wooster Middle School in Stratford, will also be in court to face five charges related to her Dec. 8 arrest by Stratford police stemming from alleged inappropriate contact.

Stratford police said they were contacted on Oct. 1 about allegations of inappropriate conduct by an adult female with a juvenile victim. Stratford police later confirmed Damato-Kushel was involved.

Stratford schools Superintendent Janet Robinson fired Damato-Kushel, who had worked at Wooster since 2006, on Nov. 9 after the district received a report on allegations from the state Department of Children and Families.