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Ex-School Worker Charged with Se*xual Assault Faces Second Arrest for Alleged Communication with 13-Year-Old Girl

A former Connecticut school worker, Alyson Cranick, facing charges of se*xually assaulting an 11-year-old boy, has been re-arrested on allegations of violating her bail conditions by communicating with a 13-year-old girl on Snapchat.

Cranick, 42, was initially arrested on consecutive days in mid-November, facing charges of two counts of first-degree se*xual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor in Tolland County. Similar charges, with one less count of risk of injury to a minor, were lodged in New London County, as per Connecticut State Police.

An arrest warrant revealed that Cranick allegedly se*xually assaulted the 11-year-old multiple times in July and August of 2022. The warrant stated that the encounters occurred in various locations and involved hundreds of messages between Cranick and the boy, often of a flirtatious and se*xual nature. Cranick purportedly sent the boy a picture of a bracelet with the acronym “BFFLWB,” interpreted as “best friends for life with benefits.”

Despite posting bail after both arrests, Cranick was placed under intensive supervision, with strict conditions, including no unsupervised contact with minors. On November 27, state police received a report that Cranick had messaged a 13-year-old girl on Snapchat on November 24.

During an interview with a trooper, Cranick claimed her relative had used the girl’s phone to message her via Snapchat, with the relative visible in the message. Cranick asserted that she responded, believing it was her relative who sent the message.

Upon investigation, state police allege that the girl had unfriended Cranick on Snapchat on November 16, the day after Cranick’s second arrest. However, she later added Cranick again. The girl’s parents reportedly discovered a messaging “streak” between Cranick and their daughter, indicating consecutive daily communication.

Cranick was arrested again on November 28, charged with violating conditions of release in both Tolland and New London counties, and is held on a combined $1.5 million bond. No immediate response was available from Cranick’s attorney, and her plea status remains unclear. Her next court appearance is scheduled for December 15 in Tolland County, according to court records.

If you suspect child abuse, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

If you or someone you know has been se*xually assaulted, please contact the National Se*xual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

Moriah Ballard
Moriah Ballardhttps://tosbos.com/
Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.
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