PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence gym teacher accused of inappropriately touching several children is out on bail following his arraignment Friday.
James Duffy, a physical education teacher at Harry Kizirian Elementary School, has been charged with six counts of second-degree child molestation on four 11-year-old girls and a misdemeanor assault charge involving another alleged victim, according to Amy Kempe, a spokesperson for the R.I. attorney general’s office.
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Duffy pleaded not guilty to the charges and bail was set at $50,000 with surety, which he posted following his arraignment, according to court spokesperson Craig Berke.
Berke said Duffy has a no-contact order in place with his victims. A pretrial date is scheduled for Jan. 8.