Boys & Girls Village issues statement regarding employee arrest
Officials at Boys & Girls Village issued a statement recently following the arrest of a former employee.
A former Boys & Girls Village employee was arrested on a warrant July 16, charged with assaulting a juvenile under his care while he worked at Boys & Girls Village.
Aaron Virgo, 37, of New Haven, was charged with assault in the third degree and risk of injury to a minor. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court Aug. 11.
Dr. Steven M. Kant, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Village, issued the following statement.
“Boys & Girls Village remains committed to the utmost safety of the children under our care. We took immediate action upon learning of the allegations against the employee by reporting him to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). We also suspended the employee and opened our own internal investigation, which ultimately resulted in his employment being terminated. We continue to cooperate fully with the investigations being conducted by both DCF and the Milford Police.”
Boys & Girls Village has been providing mental health treatment and educational services to Connecticut’s most vulnerable youth and their families for more than 70 years.
“We follow strict security protocol and ongoing staff training to ensure that we remain a statewide leader in providing a safe and stable environment for children under our care,” Kant said.