Ex-school administrator charged with sex assault on teen boy

Steven Bliss had been principal, superintendent in multiple school districts

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts school administrator who previously had sex solicitation charges against him dropped is facing new charges of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 44-year-old Steven Bliss was charged earlier this month with indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over. He faces arraignment on May 3.

Police allege Bliss sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy sometime between Dec. 18, 2010 and Dec. 18, 2011 after driving the boy to Bliss’ home.

Bliss’ lawyer declined comment Thursday. A message left at a number for Bliss was not returned.

Prosecutors dropped the solicitation charges in September.

Bliss has worked as a principal and superintendent in several Massachusetts school districts and most recently had been headmaster at a private school in Braintree.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

 

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