Former CT School Employee Charged With Sexual Assault Of 11-Year-Old Boy

Connecticut State Police have arrested a former Connecticut school employee for allegedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy on numerous occasions. 

<p>Alyson Cranick

Alyson Cranick

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

Tolland County resident, Alyson Cranick, age 42, of Columbia, was charged with sexual assault on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

According to the arrest warrant provided by state police, Cranick assaulted the boy during July and August of 2022. 

During an interview with state police, the boy told investigators the two began their "relationship" via iMessage and Snapchat and then moved their communication to Discord after Cranick learned the boy's parents monitored his social media accounts.

At some point during the communications Cranick convinced the boy to sneak out of his house to meet with her late or in the middle of the night after his parents had gone to sleep, the warrant said.

They began meeting in Cranick's car parked outside of his home. Quickly the meetings became sexual in nature with Cranick allegedly taking off her shirt and bra and his pants and underwear and climbing in the backseat of her car, the warrant said.

She pulled the boy over and then inserted his penis into her vagina in order to have sex, the warrant said.  The 11-year-old then began to have sex almost nightly with Cranick who put extreme pressure on the boy to sneak out and meet with her even though he complained of being tired and having trouble waking up for school in the morning.

The warrant also shows the two had also kissed at Horace Porter School in Columbia.

As the relationship continued with pressure from Cranick she made the boy a friendship bracelet with the acronym "BFFLWB," meaning "Best Friends for Life With Benefits," the warrant stated.

She also ramped up the sexual flirtation over Discord in order to keep him under her control.

After two months, the boy began refusing to sneak out to meet with Cranick, the warrant said. And eventually told an adult and his therapist.

When confronted by police, Cranick denied sexual contact and said she was only trying to comfort the boy over "family issues."

She is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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