FAIRFIELD - A popular Fairfield Warde High School teacher, accused of twice exposing himself to a female student, is going to trial.
Following a brief hearing Friday, Superior Court Judge Maureen Dennis scheduled a tentative trial date of May 30 for Jeffrey Iwanicki.
“We look forward to our day in court when we will vigorously defend against these allegations,” Iwanicki’s lawyer, Edward Gavin, said as they left the Golden Hill Street courthouse.
Iwanicki, 45, is charged with two counts of impairing the morals of a minor, two counts of public indecency and two counts of breach of peace.
Iwanicki, who has taught at the high school five years and before that at Fairfield Woods Middle School, was arrested after the then 15-year-old girl told school officials Iwanicki had twice exposed himself to her in his classroom in the high school in November and December 2016.
Suspended following his arrest, Iwanicki was recently allowed to return to the classroom after a special hearing officer hired by the Fairfield Board of Education determined, after lengthy hearings, that the young woman was not credible and the police investigation of the alleged incidents was insufficient.