A West Roxbury District Court judge today set bail at $12,500 for an aide at the Boston Community Leadership Academy on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person with a disability and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a shod foot - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors had asked for bail of $125,000 for Thomas Burke, 57. Judge Kathleen Coffey did grant prosecutorsâ€™ requests for orders that Burke stay away from all children under 17 and all schools and playgrounds, except for an employment-related hearing on Jan. 3.
According to the DA's office:
On Friday afternoon, a witness there reported seeing Burke sexually assaulting the victim, a teenage boy, in a school restroom. When Burke saw this witness, he allegedly kicked the victim and told him to "hurry up."