BROCKTON (CBS) — It turns out that a tutor in Brockton accused of raping an eight-year-old girl did not go through a background check before he was hired.
Kevin Treseler, 21, of Millis, was arrested last week and charged with raping a child. At the time officials say he had gone through a background check.
Since then they have changed that stance saying the district asked for the check, but it was never forwarded to the state.
Treseler was a math tutor at Brockton’s Angelo Elementary School and a junior at Stonehill College. He was tutoring students as part of Stonehill’s work-study program. He has since been suspended from school.
Brockton school officials say they have a procedure in which they check all teachers and tutors who go into the classroom. During that process, they explained, all of the paperwork is filled out and sent to the central office.
In this case, they say, they thought all of that paperwork had been completed.
They add, though, that they do not believe there would have been anything in Treseler’s background check that would have stopped them from using him.
After Treseler’s arrest new background checks were done on all of the district’s tutors.