NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The director of a Newtown children's theater company has been charged with a host of sex crimes against underage girls he often contacted through social media, the News-Times website reported citing police reports.
The investigation into Matthew Madden, 25, began in November after a student told a Newtown High School resource officer that he had reached out to her through social media and engaged in "inappropriate conversation," according to the News-Times.
As the case unfolded, investigators came across several other girls who claimed to have been victimized by Madden, who is believed to have become familiar with the girls through his job as theater director at Sabrina's Encore Productions, 153 S. Main St., according to the News-Times.
Madden, whose alleged crimes may date back to 2011, faces a number of charges, including three counts of risk of injury to a minor, three counts of enticing a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to the News-Times.
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