Updated 03/15/2013 08:02 PM
Teacher's Aide Accused of Having Sexual Relationship With Middle School Student
An East Irondequoit teacher's aide is under arrest, accused of an on-going inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.
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YNN spoke with Jennifer Kennard's husband David. He says he is in shock and confused over these allegations ever since police came to his home to question his wife on Thursday. He said Jennifer is a caring person, that the accusations are a misunderstanding, and he stands by his wife.
Police in Irondequoit charged Jennifer Kennard, 46, with rape and criminal sex act. Kennard has been a teacher's aid at East Irondequoit Middle School since 2009.
Police said Kennard befriended a middle school student and became involved in a sexual relationship with the student over a period of three years. Police said the student was no longer under Kennard's supervision.
David Kennard says this has been very hard on his family and doesn't know who filed the accusations.
The school district says Jennifer Kennard has been placed on administrative leave. She was arraigned in Irondequoit Town Court on Friday and is currently being held on bail.